BOSTON—The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Monday has not yet crushed Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s belief in his sweeping power over the city during oral arguments for his appeal of a lower court’s greenlight of the Police Commission’s revival.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has received the briefs in Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s appeal of a decision that found he must appoint a Police Commission. On April 16, Hampden Superior Court Judge Francis Flannery found that the Springfield City Council was within its rights to revive the former police panel.
A Mayor Called Sue(d) is an occasional series on litigation over the Springfield Police Commission Lawyers for the Springfield City Council and Mayor Domenic Sarno jousted in a brief virtual hearing Tuesday over the so-far dormant Police Commission. The arguments echoed briefs each side had
Following the body’s authorization, attorneys for the Springfield City Council initiated against Mayor Domenic Sarno to compel him to implement the Police Commission ordinance. In a 12-page complaint filed in Hampden Superior Court Friday, the Council’s pro bono lawyers, Thomas Lesser and Michael Aleo, lay