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Mayor Sarno Releases Statement on Superior Court Decision in Regards to Police Commission

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “As I have said before, we expect that this dispute about my authority as Mayor and the authority of the City Council regarding the Springfield Police Department will be resolved by the Massachusetts Appellate Court. We are following that process.

That said, I hope the City Council recognizes that the issue here involves something much more important than either my power and authority or theirs. What it involves and what of course must be addressed, is the interest that ALL of us want a very effective, highly professional, and properly accountable Police Department. It goes without saying that is what Springfield deserves.

That is my objective. It always has been and it always will be, and I am committed to work with anyone and everyone in our community to insure it.

In the final analysis, we will abide by the final decision of the courts.”

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