Mayor Sarno calling for discipline of officer involved in alleged altercation at Kiley Middle School

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Continuing coverage of an incident involving a Springfield middle school resource officer, who was reassigned, after what’s being described as a “physical altercation” with a student.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is calling for immediate discipline for the school resource officer, who was removed from Kiley Middle School on April 29.

The officer who’s part of the police department’s Quebec Unit was reassigned earlier this week, after an alleged “physical altercation” incident involving a student. 

On Wednesday night, Mayor Sarno issued an update, saying, “After further review of this incident, the Quebec officer’s actions are totally unacceptable. I have directed Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood to take swift and appropriate disciplinary action on this matter.”

He said this behavior will not be tolerated. Springfield Police have launched an internal investigation into the incident, as well as the district attorney.

Sarno’s full statement reads: 

After further review of this incident, the Quebec Officer’s actions are totally unacceptable. I have directed Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood to take swift and appropriate disciplinary action on this matter. This is another example of why I have pushed so hard for the use of body cameras, which will benefit our Police Department and the citizens of Springfield. I repeat again, our officers are sworn to uphold the law, not break it. This behavior will not be tolerated.

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