As Burlington Police Face Scrutiny, City Leaders and Activists Call For Reform

Police in Vermont’s largest city face scrutiny following several incidents in which officers allegedly used excessive force. First, there were questions“We notice that when we have cameras on the police, they stand up a little straighter,” Jaz Mojica said. “They don’t want to be caught on camera doing anything inappropriate that could get them in trouble.”

Following several local cases and two federal lawsuits involving alleged excessive use-of-force, Mojica taught interested people how to conduct copwatches — groups of people observing and filming police interactions — in downtown Burlington.

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