Property owner and politicians sued Mayor Daniel Knapik for ordering campaign signs removed just before municipal elections decided by fewer than 30 votes. Parties agree Knapik to pay $53,000 for attorneys fees.
FBI and U.S. Attorney Ortiz failed to respond to public records requests on secretive “Joint Terrorism Task Forces”
Case stemmed from 2007 incident in which Worcester Police Officer Jeremy Smith pulled over a car and improperly arrested a passenger, Wakeelah Cocroft, who had spoken up about his abusive conduct.
Unbroken FBI track record of clearing its agents who use deadly force leads to renewed calls for openness and accountability, especially regarding role of Massachusetts state troopers.
ACLU applauds the vote and urges House to vote similarly.