The job of a police officer is changing. The scrutiny on police officers has never been greater. We understand that police and other law enforcement may feel uneasy about those changes and the added scrutiny. We regularly advise police unions, individual officers and police chiefs with respect to their obligations under the law and exposure to civil rights suits and professional discipline.
We also regularly advise our clients on developments prompted by police reform legislation in Massachusetts. Over the coming months, the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission will begin to take shape. We monitor its composition and priorities and advise our law enforcement clients on how to navigate this new POST Commission.
We continue to represent law enforcement members in connection with traditional internal affairs investigations to protect the rights of our clients.