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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger opposes the Community Control Board, which was proposed as a way to implement community oversight of the Burlington Police Department.

Mayor comes out against police reform measures ahead of Town Meeting Day, despite support for the initiative from many

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter March 6, 2023

Editor's note: This story was updated March 7 at 12:22 p.m. to contextualize the history behind getting the Community Control Board on the ballot and to give more equal voice to proponents and opponents.  Burlington...

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.

Emma Pinezich, News Editor September 8, 2020

For 13 consecutive days, UVM students have blocked roads, marched down streets and disrupted downtown Burlington as part of a multi-day non-stop protest calling for the firing of three Burlington Police...

Hundreds of protesters raised their right fist as organizers spoke outside Burlington City Hall Wednesday night in a call for racial justice and an end to police violence.

Hundreds of UVM students joined Burlington protest in outcry for firing of BPD cops

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 3, 2020

Masses of UVM students joined community members as they marched down Church street wearing all black Wednesday night chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ in the eighth day of protest calling for police reform...

Protest organizer Harmony Edosomwan stands on top of a blue pick-up truck speaking to the crowd with a megaphone at the May 30 protest.

Hundreds protest police brutality in Burlington as part of nation-wide outcry

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2020

As cities across the nation protest racial injustice, hundreds gathered in Burlington to speak out against the city’s Police Department and its treatment of black people. The protesters gathered at...

Douglas Kilburns son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski Avenue parking lot following visits to parties at Alpha Epsilon Pi and Delta Tau Delta. Gage died from hypothermia, which was worsened by being severely intoxicated. The Burlington Police Department have ruled the death accidental.

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor April 9, 2019

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor...

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

Staff Report February 4, 2019

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after exposure to subzero temperatures after leaving an off-campus fraternity. Gage pledged at an off-campus, unregistered organization over the weekend, according...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision...

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Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Bryan O'Keefe February 9, 2016

A destructive high-speed chase involving a stolen car came to a stop near Jeanne Mance after colliding with a Domino’s delivery car. The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Martin of Colchester, allegedly...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire January 28, 2016

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica September 2, 2015

June 12 11:36 p.m. UVM police helped the Burlington police department in responding to a bomb threat made to the UVM campus.Police searched the area for anything unusual or suspicious, but did not find...

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