Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams recorded a message for citizens Friday afternoon, reassuring them about SPD’s investigatory practices.
Williams and SPD staff were open, honest and transparent in responding to dozens of requests for information from cable news outlet CNN between 2016 and 2018, acknowledging past improper practices and detailing current improved practices.
In Friday’s video, Williams speaks directly to the citizens of Springfield to assure them about the department’s commitment to continuing the testing of all sexual assault kits and reaffirming their commitment to a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams