Hampden District Attorney to Review High School of Commerce Altercation
February 26, 2019 -Springfield- Newly obtained video of a physical altercation at the High School of Commerce between a student and a member of the Springfield Police Department has prompted an investigation by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated, “The incident, which happened in early December, will be the subject of a review by this office. This incident, along with the recent Jerry Bellamy case, makes it clear that the current system of assessment and referral is flawed.” The District Attorney went on to say, “There must be a more consistent and transparent process by which the conduct of police officers is reviewed when allegations of criminal behavior arise. This systemic change will commit to justice, integrity, and the public trust.”