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A 19-year-old University of Vermont student was found dead Saturday morning in Burlington.

A 20-year veteran of the Burlington Police Department was arraigned Monday in Addison County on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

Burlington Police car at night.
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A former Burlington Police lieutenant who had once been in charge of investigating child abuse across Chittenden County now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child by the Vermont State Police.

Burlington Police car at night.
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The Vermont Supreme Court will hear a case over whether Burlington Police can charge a fee to someone who wants to look at body camera footage.

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney will dismiss 14 pending cases after a Burlington police officer resigned amid allegations of perjury. The county prosecutor says she can no longer rely on that officer as a witness.

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A Burlington Police officer resigned Monday after allegations that he committed perjury, and Vermont State Police are investigating more than 30 previous arrests that the officer made, according to a news release from the police department.

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A new state report shows that police in Vermont are changing the way they use automatic license plate readers.

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This week, the Burlington Police Department released data showing how officers used force for the last six years. The department's analysis showed that overall use of force is going down, but the data also showed some cases of racial disparity.

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It's been a year since Burlington welcomed its newest police chief to the city. Brandon del Pozo spent 18 years with the New York City Police Department before taking over as the chief of the Burlington Police.

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On Monday night, supporters of the LGBTQ community held vigils around the state and across the country to pay respect to victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. In Burlington, officials estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 people turned out for the march down Church Street and a vigil held in City Hall Park.

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Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo says the recent beating death of a transgender man living in a homeless camp near Burlington's Barge Canal may have been the result of "petty" fighting between camp factions rather than motivated by bias.

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You might have noticed a few more police officers out patrolling Burlington streets this month. While foot patrols aren't new, Burlington's police Chief Brandon del Pozo increased the number of them at the beginning of May.

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Chittenden County State's Attorney TJ Donovan announced Tuesday that prosecutors will not file charges against the Burlington police officer who shot and killed a man with a history of mental health issues.

Burlington police have charged a man with a hate crime after what they said was a racially motivated incident in the city’s North End.

A year ago, Rutland joined a national initiative to make data collected by the police more available to the public. And now Burlington has joined, too.

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On Monday night, Burlington’s City Council approved the creation of an Opiate Policy Manager to coordinate the city’s approach to the opiate crisis.

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A new analysis by the University of Vermont and Cornell University faculty shows a pattern of racial disparities in the discretionary actions of Burlington police officers conducting traffic stops.

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The shooting death of an elderly man in Burlington Monday night is raising questions about how police deal with people with mental illness. A Burlington cop shot 76-year-old Ralph Grenon, who was holed up in his downtown apartment.

A state police account says he was shot after behaving violently toward officers. But before the situation escalated, a crisis worker with Burlington's Street Outreach Team was called to the scene to try to calm things down. 

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo, right, says remarks by President Donald Trump last week were "very unhelpful to hardworking police everywhere."
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Vermont State Police are now investigating an incident Monday night where Burlington police shot and killed a elderly man who they say lunged at officers with knives.

A 76-year-old Burlington man is dead after police shot him at the conclusion of an hours-long standoff in downtown Burlington Monday evening, according to Vermont State Police.

According to a release from Major Glenn Hall of the Vermont State Police Major Crimes Unit, the deceased is Ralph “Phil” Grenon. Police say Grenon, armed with “two large knives,” charged at officers inside his apartment before one officer shot him.

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