The local police union Monday accused the Select Board of not supporting law enforcement against "unfair and false allegations."
In a letter to Town Manager Jason Hoch, Officer Brad Sacco, the president of Massachusetts Coalition of Police Local 424, accused the Select Board and the Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee it appointed this summer of fostering an "environment of hostility" toward law enforcement.
In a 900-word letter with the subject line, "Hostile Environment Toward Williamstown Police and Responsibility of Select Board and Dire Committee," Sacco wrote that morale on the force is low and its members and their children are facing "backlash" from community members.
Sacco declined to respond to an email from iBerkshires.com asking information about the genesis of the letter, specifics of the negative treatment received by officers and their families and whether the local is filing a formal grievance against the town.
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