December 23, 2015
Brookline Police Department Statement
The Police Department and all of our members are deeply concerned about the allegations of improper conduct made by two of our minority officers. At the time the allegations were made, the Police Department promptly initiated investigations and took steps to address issues that were raised. The Town has a policy for investigating complaints of discriminatory behavior, part of which requires an independent investigation by the Town Human Resources Department. Therefore, until that investigation is complete we will be unable to comment further.
The Police Department has also taken the important step to engage the services of an outside consultant to assist with assessing the overall climate of the department. These allegations, though disturbing, will be dealt with and should not take away from the outstanding work the Department and our Members do on a daily basis.
Daniel C. O’Leary
Chief of Police