To the editor:

Regarding the Andover fire lieutenant who confronted a resident while she was retrieving her own mail, if town employees are challenging residents who are persons of color, I believe residents have a right to know that employee's name.

I don't know what law the Andover labor lawyer is relying on to prevent the town from giving the name to the newspaper, but I feel strongly that if your reporters can learn the name of the employee, you should print it.

This is a matter of public interest and is crucial to those of us who do not want our town to employ a person whose first thought when he sees a person of color taking mail out of a mailbox is, she must be stealing mail.

Ellen Davis Sullivan


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