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The Eagle debuts searchable database of complaints filed against Pittsfield police officers

Departments across Massachusetts were required to submit to the POST Commission data on complaints, both substantiated and unsubstantiated, that were made against current police officers.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn was chosen by Gov. Charlie Baker as one of the members of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. The commission is compiling a public database of complaints against Massachusetts police officers. The Eagle has obtained the complaint data the Pittsfield Police Department sent to the state for inclusion in the database, and has made it available to readers. 

PITTSFIELD — Soon, residents across Massachusetts will have access to a searchable online database of complaints filed against active police officers across the state — and the outcomes of resulting internal investigations.

The public database will contain the names of officers and the types of complaint filed against them — entries such as allegations of excessive force, policy and protocol infraction, rudeness and "conduct unbecoming."

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Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

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Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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