Message to Williamstown Select Board

President Mandel sent this email to the Williamstown Select Board on Monday, August 17, 2020

Dear Select Board members,

I write, as Williams College president, to ask that you commission a prompt, full and impartial investigation of recent allegations regarding racism and sexual misconduct within the Williamstown Police Department.

Such an investigation is badly needed. Along with the finding of fact, it will serve as a necessary first step to rebuild trust and assure everyone that our police force prioritizes their safety, regardless of who they are.

I’m grateful to the Select Board for your leadership in such difficult times. The college stands ready to assist your efforts in any way we can.


Maud S. Mandel
President, Williams College