Police officers at risk on construction sites
To the editor:
The other day, while driving through the construction on North Street in Pittsfield, I noticed one of the police officers dancing out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. Questions came to mind.
Is the city liable if one of the officers, including a retired officer, directing traffic is injured or killed? Is the city responsible if an officer gives directions to a driver and those directions result in an accident? Are auxiliary officers allowed to direct traffic at construction sites, and if not, why not?
The contractor should hire a private security service which has its own liability coverage.
CJ Maschino, Lanesborough