A police reform committee consisting of Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, police Chief Frank Cavalieri, and others devised the plan over the fall.
Of the first municipalities in otsego county to approve a police reform plan that was ordered by the cuomo administration.
The governor ordered the reform following the nationwide protests sparked by the death of george floyd at the hands of minneapolis police officers.
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Tonight the village board unanimously arovedhe 11page reff cooperstown mayor ellen tillapaugh, police chief frank cavalieri, and others devised the plan over the fall.
Highlights of the plan include training on the proper use of force, as well as the importance of community policing.
"the reform plan, and the use of force policy have been up on our village website for over a month now, entertaining public comment.
So at this point we are ready to send in our reform plan to the office of budget.
It has an april 1st deadline so we are a little in advance, but just incase there were any complications, we wanted to make sure we got that in there."
Governor cuomo has mandated that all municipalities with a police force submit a reform plan by april 1st.
We'll have a link to the coooperstown plan on our website wktv.com new tonight oneonta fire crews were called to the scene of