OLD SAYBROOK — Despite public concern over accountability, the Board of Police Commissioners recently voted overwhelmingly not to change point of contact listed on its webpage from the police chief to members of the board.

The town website does not provide contact information for any police board members. It lists one “key contact” for the board: Chief of Police Michael Spera.

But during the public comment portion of an Aug. 24 meeting, town resident Linda Mahal said, “Michael Spera is not an elected official nor is he a disinterested clerk.”

“Tonight I ask the board to add to its bylaws a commitment to add email contact info for at least one majority and one minority member,” Mahal said.

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