Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Police Operation at 101 College Street


March 22, 2016
Contact:  Jennifer Kaulius


Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Yesterday’s Police Operation at 101 College Street

“I offer condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Grenon and am saddened by his death last night. Reports to date from the Burlington Police Department indicate that many steps over five hours were taken in an attempt to resolve the situation while protecting the safety of the victim, his neighbors, and law enforcement. Under the direct leadership of Chief del Pozo, our police officers acted deliberately and patiently, informed by recent trainings and the most current best practices within American policing on non-lethal resolution of incidents of this type. I appreciate the efforts of Chief del Pozo and the many officers on the scene who put themselves at risk as they worked to resolve the situation. We will examine the results of the independent Vermont State Police investigation and internal reviews to determine lessons from this incident that should inform our handling of future similar situations.”


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