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Pittsfield Police Captain Gary Traversa told the City Council that it was “not for me to discuss” what about the technology, training or other elements surrounding the department’s exploration of body cameras had triggered concerns from the unions.
During a North Adams candidate forum, Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington and challenger Timothy Shugrue both said they were committed to using the DA's office to hold the county's law enforcement "accountable" and offered their support for the state's recent police reform bill.
Elina Estrella spoke Friday afternoon at a news conference in which the Berkshire district attorney announced that Pittsfield Police Officer Nicholas Sondrini would not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of her brother.
The vote’s main power is to encourage Mayor Linda Tyer and Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn to begin several conversations around the funding and policy portions of body camera discussion — and show the depth of the public support behind eventually bringing police body cameras to Pittsfield.