Moderator’s Committee on Posting of Police Reports


Brian Bergstein, Co-Chairman
Myles Murphy, Co-Chairman, Brookline Police Department
John Canney, Brookline Police Department
Tom Elwertowski
Bernard Greene, Selectman
Lynda Roseman
Leonard Weiss


Warrant Article 30 at the fall Town Meeting called for the Police Department to "post every police report online on the town website within 48 hours of the incident." Town Meeting voted to refer Warrant Article 30 to this moderator's committee. The committee shall conduct a study of the desirability and feasibility of posting Brookline police incident reports on the website. The committee shall investigate how other communities publicize their police reports and determine appropriate criteria for posting such reports online.

The Committee shall present a report of its findings to the 2017 Fall Special Town Meeting. Its recommendations may include a proposed amendment to the town by-laws or suggested action by the Board of Selectmen or the Police Department.

Report to Town Meeting

The committee's Report to Town Meeting was finalized on June 28, 2017. Download the report (PDF).

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