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Burlington City Council Plans to Reduce the City’s Police Officers by 30%

By Florence Wu

July 14, 2020

On June 29, Burlington City Council voted in favor of the Racial Justice Resolution, which defunds the Burlington Police Department (BPD) and aims to increase its transparency and accountability. This resolution is a response to the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against systemic racism and police bru...

Protesters gather in Burlington, march to police department

By Becca Amen

June 8, 2020

Protestors called for accountability in cases of Vermont police officers abusing their power and using disproportionate force against Black people.

Vermont State Police condemn police brutality in death of George Floyd

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Vermont State Police released a statement condemning the police conduct involved in George Floyd’s death.

By Nora Peachin

May 30, 2020

As VSP expressed condolences to those touched by the death of George Floyd, it reiterated its commitment to "fair and impartial policing" and is in the process of reviewing its own training protocols regarding the use of force.

Burlington Police Sever Ties With Pentagon

By Harper Baldwin

November 4, 2015

At the end of September, the Burlington Police Department formally severed ties with a Department of Defense program responsible for transfering excess military gear to United States police departments. The department returned two pairs of night vision goggles, the only two pieces of equipment they had...

Vermont Police Investigate Local Break-Ins

By Sam Simas

February 20, 2013

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Department of Public Safety received two separate reports of burglaries to college faculty houses, one in Middlebury and one in Cornwall, which are currently under investigation by the Middlebury Police and the Vermont State Police. In a campus-wide email on Feb. 13, Associate...

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