No Reform, No Deal, Says Mayor Wu On Police Contract

BOSTON, MA — Mayor Michelle Wu said Monday the city will not sign any contract with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association unless it contains provisions on police reform.

“We continue to have conversations and our firm position is that we will not sign a contract that does not include reform,” Wu said on WBUR’s “Radio Boston.” “That is the charge that I was given by the residents across the city.”

Last month, the BPPA, the city’s largest police union, said it reached an impasse at the bargaining table with city officials and indicated the matter may end up in arbitration. Contract negotiations began in June.

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