Springfield City Council has voted against a bill that would require police to respond to every traffic crash in the city, no matter how minor or severe it is.
Since 2014, police have responded only to crashes involving injuries or in instances where vehicles can’t be moved.
Police Chief Paul Williams says he would like to be able to respond to all crashes, but doesn’t have enough officers to do that.
The department is currently down 50 officers.
Williams says police will respond to a crash if called.