Hampden DA notifying 8,000 criminal defendants of police misconduct 

At issue are Springfield officers flagged by federal report 

AMID NATIONAL CALLS for police reform and greater transparency in law enforcement, the Springfield Police Department has become a troubling example of what can happen without strong public accountability. Last year, the department was the subject of a scathing report by the US Department of Justice, which documented a pattern of use of excessive force(...)

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