Police

Officer Ryan Washburn, left, and Everyone's Books co-owner Nancy Braus stand in the Brattleboro bookstore.
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A bookstore owner in Brattleboro is donating books to the Police Department for individuals who have to spend the night locked up, waiting to be arraigned.

A stock photo close up of the blue lights atop a police cruiser.
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Vermont’s law enforcement agencies are adding nine new "drug recognition experts," or DREs, as the state sees an increase in the number of drug-impaired driving incidents and crashes.

The exterior of Allen Brothers Market in Westminster, Vermont.
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A man suspected of robbing numerous convenience stores now faces federal charges. Mark Triolo, 46, of Texas, remains hospitalized after police shot him in Brattleboro Friday night.

Three Transportation Security Administration trucks brought bomb-sniffing dogs to Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington after a bomb threat Tuesday morning.
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Police conducted a sweep of Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington Tuesday morning using bomb detection dogs from the Transportation Security Administration after a bomb threat was called in to South Burlington Police.

Outside view of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
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A 70-year-old woman is dead and her son is in custody after New Hampshire police responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

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On Monday morning, new data was released on police traffic stops from more than two dozen local police departments in Vermont. The researchers who compiled the data say black and Hispanic drivers are significantly more likely to be stopped by police in Vermont than white drivers.

A man was shot and killed Friday night in Winooski by a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

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The town of Brattleboro will move ahead with a plan to purchase the Brattleboro Reformer building as the new site for the town's police department.

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Goddard College is facing a storm of criticism for inviting a man convicted of murdering a police officer to speak at the school’s commencement this weekend. The college defends the decision.

Mumia Abu-Jamal will address a small group of graduates, at one of 20 ceremonies held annually.

Abu-Jamal was convicted for the December 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He was originally on death row, but his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment without parole in 2011.

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Police shootings elicit strong feelings in the affected communities and give people elsewhere pause to think about the wider implications. They also raise questions about how police are trained.

We looked at what police training looks like in Vermont with Richard Gauthier, Executive Director of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Center, and we spoke with Allen Gilbert, Executive Director of the ACLU of Vermont about where he thinks that training might fall short. We also heard from Rutland Police Chief Jim Baker about how police training is put to use on the ground.