Police Should Remain in Schools
Sudbury, MA . . . .Today Ingrid Centurion(R-Sudbury), candidate for State Representative in the 13th Middlesex District, criticized the Massachusetts Senate’s Police Reform Bill.
“As a mother, I have issues with this bill. To prohibit the police from being in schools and monitoring gang activity within our schools, doesn’t help keep our children safe. The provisions should be removed from the bill,” said Centurion.
Centurion believes that the bill should be amended by removing the provisions that prohibit police in schools and the police investigating gang activity within our schools along with the language allowing police officers to be sued personally.
“This bill should have had a public hearing. In the rush to pass, many provisions could be a detriment to public safety in the long run. Presently, any officer acting in bad faith can be held accountable. The provision abolishing immunity for good faith efforts will allow good officers to be sued. So if an officer comes to the rescue and an injury results, the officer can be sued by the victim they were trying to rescue. Basically, the language abolishes the Good Samaritan law for officers,” said Centurion.
“I fear with the passage of the bill as written that we will see a significant decline in people wanting to serve,” said Centurion.
“I think our State Representative Carmen Gentile should join me in objecting to these provisions. The people deserve more than silence,” said Centurion who is multi-cultural.
Background on Ingrid Centurion
Ingrid Centurion is an American citizen, devoted mother, United State Army veteran, combat pilot and small business owner.
At an early age, Ingrid learned about tragedy. After her father immigrated from Argentina, her parents were in a horrific car crash and he died and her mother was severely injured. Ingrid was just 2 years old. Ingrid understands the challenges of being raised by a single parent who had to work multiple jobs to keep the family together and food on the table.
Ingrid was an exceptional athlete and received an Army ROTC three year scholarship to Arizona State University. Always driven with a purpose, Ingrid amazingly became a private pilot at 17 years old. She served honorably in the U.S. Army for twenty-two years, she is an Iraq War combat pilot. She served along the South Western border protecting our borders against transnational threats. She has extensive military intelligence and national security experience working with law enforcement agencies.
In the private sector, she has worked as a Product Manager, Corporate Trainer and Speaker. She now owns a small business in Sudbury where she is raising her two boys and cares for her elderly mother.