CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Springfield Police Lt. Cheryl Clapprood discusses new police dispatch computers in this 1998 photo.
The Republican / masslive.com/photos

A month ago, Springfield, Massachusetts, got a new leader of the police department. 

Olan Horne.
The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

A 59-year-old survivor of clergy sex abuse has ended a week-long hunger strike. Olan Horne from Chester, Massachusetts, stopped eating last week as a Vatican summit to prevent abuse began.

Hampden County DA Anthony Gulluni announced a sex abuse hotline at his office after discovering there is a discrepancy between the number of sex abuse cases reported by the Springfield Diocese and the number of reports received by his office.
Anne-Gerard Flynn / Masslive / masslive.com/photos

The Hampden County district attorney says there's a discrepancy between the number of clergy sex abuse cases the Springfield Diocese has published, and the number the Diocese has referred to the DA's office. 

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Our look back at the week's news kicks off with Hampshire College and staff layoffs coming early next week, as the school continues a search for a "strategic partner" to ensure its long-term future. 

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Domenic Sarno visited Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, Massachusetts, in May 2017.
Don Treeger / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is bringing its convention this year to Springfield, but the city's mayor, Domenic Sarno, is not invited to speak. 

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