Boston Mayor Walsh today announced he will adopt Boston police reforms as recommended by the Boston Police Reform Task Force.
Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, released the following statement in response:
“The ACLU commends Mayor Walsh and the Boston Police Reform Task Force for setting forth policies to protect the public from violent policing and to hold police accountable through increased transparency. But as we said when the recommendations were first proposed, it remains to be seen whether the policies will be implemented over likely objections from police unions, and how much it will inflate the police department’s already enormous budget. Policymakers' work has only just begun; the Mayor must enact and enforce these recommendations, and the state legislature must pass legislation to reform policing across Massachusetts.”