highest-ranking members of the Rutland City Police Department are the focus of
a lawsuit alleging a longstanding culture of corruption, misconduct and
cover-ups. The suit was filed by a
former police officer and targets Police Chief Jim Baker and other officers as
well as former state public safety commissioner Thomas Tremblay.
Rutland officials are calling on the community’s help as they search for
new ways to control drug-related crimes in the city, which has long
attracted dealers from western Massachusetts and parts of New York.
months Rutland has been following the investigation of a Rutland police officer in what was thought to be a case of
child pornography. Sergeant David Schauwecker was in Rutland District Court yesterday afternoon after being
charged with two crimes.
months Rutland has been following the case of a police officer in
what was thought to be a case of
child pornography. Sergeant
David Schauwecker was in court today and he pleaded
not guilty to two charges, but neither is directly related to pornography.
The City of Rutland is grappling with a crisis in its Police
Department, stemming from a child pornography investigation focused on
an officer. We talk with Mayor Chris Louras about how the police investigation is being handled, and other critical issues facing Rutland. And reporter Candace Page explains why the EPA is looking at Vermont’s Lake Champlain Cleanup goals.