Vermont defends fair and impartial policing policy to DOJ

Published: Dec. 15, 2017 at 5:47 PM EST
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State officials are now responding to the U.S. Justice Department about its Fair and Impartial Policing Policy.

The DOJ sent Vermont and 29 other jurisdictions a letter last month. The letter sought an explanation of how policing policies are compliant with federal immigration law.

Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson says state statutes require compliance with federal law. And recent changes to the state's Fair and Impartial Policing Policy address concerns raised by DOJ.

If the federal government isn't satisfied, a policing grant could be in jeopardy.