The mayor of Burlington has - at least temporarily - put a check in the City Council’s efforts to impose more civilian oversight over the Burlington Police Department. For citizens concerned about losing active patrols in the early morning hours, it’s a start.
"In his memo, Weinberger said he agrees the chief should not have "near-absolute power." But the mayor argued that the council-passed proposal "appears designed to be hostile to police officers" and would further drive them out of the department. Burlington has lost nine officers since June, when the council voted to reduce the force from 90 to 74 cops through attrition."
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