The state’s largest law enforcement union called a compromise police reform bill that will
be voted on Tuesday the “final attack” by lawmakers on Bay State police, who union leaders
said are being scapegoated for violence incidents that occurred in other states.
In a letter to his 4,300 members, Massachusetts Coalition of Police President Scott
Hovsepian said the final policing bill that emerged from a House and Senate conference
committee Monday evening was “crowded” with punitive measures for police and would
add layers of unnecessary bureaucracy.