According to a document obtained by The Light, Sgt. Sasha Vicente is being reassigned. She was allegedly in the driver’s seat of a vehicle “waiting” outside as two other women forced entry into a complainant’s residence in September and damaged property.
Sgt. Sasha Vicente is named in a complaint as being in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was waiting outside a home where two other women forced entry into the residence and destroyed or damaged property, according to police reports.
Union President Lt. Evan Bielski told The Light on Monday that morale is very low, and the internal culture “so bad” that some officers don’t have trust in conditions getting better under current leadership.
“The messages in these materials have no place in New Bedford, and I stand with all those in our City in categorically condemning the attempt to enlist support for them. The City promptly brought this incident to the attention of the FBI and remains in communication with the Bureau.” — New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell
The findings of falsehoods recall earlier questions about Peters: the city hired him in 2020 despite having found in 2011 that he had lied on his application to the department.
All police departments in the state were required by March to submit certain misconduct data to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, which has the authority to decertify officers.
“There is a perception by some female officers that they are not treated fairly nor respected by other officers. These female officers feel harassed in some circumstances and powerless to do anything about it.” — Jensen Hughes Report
The New Bedford Police Union “recognizes the importance of this technology” and the benefits it provides for police officers as well as the public.
Jack Spillane joined Jim Phillips on WBSM’s Townsquare Sunday on July 23 to discuss recent news in New Bedford, including the shooting of a New Bedford Police Department officer, second-chance […]
The suspect, Cheybane Vasconcelos-Furtado, was driving a vehicle at the intersection of Orchard and Rivet Streets on July 17, when shots were fired from the back passenger seat, a prosecutor said.