A detailed report documenting a top-to-bottom investigation of a police department in the Berkshires has been made public, and the town is now in the beginning stages of taking the report’s recommendations.
A full investigation of the Egremont Police Department was ordered by the town’s select board in early March, after seven of the small town’s unionized police officers came forward in February describing among many issues a “hostile work environment” with Police Chief Reena Bucknell.
A Berkshire town has hired a private agency to investigate its police department, following a mutiny by its unionized officers, and suspension of its chief.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Select Board of the Berkshire town of Egremont voted earlier this week to hire Plymouth-based Pomeroy Resources, Inc. to conduct a full investigation of the town police department.
In late February, Chief Reena Bucknell was placed on administrative by the select board in reaction to a mutiny by the town’s unionized officers.