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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood Requests District Attorney to Publicly Release SPD Body-Worn Camera Video on Officer-Involved Shooting

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, in consultation with city Solicitor Ed Pikula and incoming city Solicitor Judge John Payne, has contacted the Hampden County District Attorney to request that the body-worn camera video be made public, with appropriate redactions so as not to interfere with any ongoing investigation.

Mayor Sarno states, “The video should be made public as soon as the family have a chance to view it.  Transparency is required.  We invested in the body-worn camera system so there would be greater transparency.  I have asked the District Attorney and I am awaiting his directions.”

“Commissioner Clapprood and I, out of respect and concern of the grieving family, had extended an invitation to them to view the videos.  They declined our invitation,” said Mayor Sarno.  “Once again, Commissioner Clapprood and I offer our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the grieving family.  Also, to our injured Springfield Police Officer, our thoughts and prayers of good health and a speedy recovery.”

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