Appeal Expected In Springfield Police Commission Case

A judge has ruled that Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno must appoint a police commission to oversee the city police force. 

Hampden Superior Court Judge Francis Flannery said on Friday that the Springfield City Council's 2018 ordinance creating a new commission to replace the one that was shut down in 2005 was quote, "valid and enforceable". 

Sarno has supported keeping a single police commissioner in charge and plans to appeal the judge's ruling.