Yvonne Guzman
Charges of racism erupted this week at the Tisbury police department, with the town's only African-American year-round officer saying he has been the subject of harassment, jokes and even an offens
Tisbury Police
Racism
Yvonne Guzman
The Martha's Vineyard NAACP this week called for the immediate dismissal of John Dillon, a Tisbury police patrolman who has been charged with racism by a fellow officer.
Tisbury Police
Martha's Vineyard NAACP
Racism
Yvonne Guzman
Tisbury police officer John Dillon -- who has been under fire from the NAACP for allegedly racist acts against the town's only African-American patrolman -- is on indefinite paid administrative lea
Tisbury Police
Racism
Chris Burrell
Two young girls from New Jersey got their first exposure to overt racism this week when they returned from a morning walk into downtown Vineyard Haven and found a racial slur spray-painted in lette
Tisbury Police
Racism

2022

The town of Tisbury has settled out of court with a former town police sergeant in her federal lawsuit alleging harassment and retaliation on the basis of her sexual orientation and race.
A former intern with the Tisbury police department has sued the town and a police sergeant for allegedly interfering with her efforts to be hired as a police officer.

2021

Ths Tisbury police department this week announced it has been certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.
Tisbury police and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force arrested two women in a drug raid Sunday at the Vineyard Harbor Motel.
A Vineyard Haven man was arrested late Saturday after six homes were broken into and vandalized, according to Tisbury police. Patrick Lucas, 31, has been charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering in the nightime to commit a felony, vandalism and larceny, acting Lieut. Bill Brigham said in an email Sunday afternoon.
Tisbury police detective William Brigham has been named second in command to interim police chief Christopher Habekost, following a unanimous vote by the select board Tuesday afternoon.

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