Mayor Menino today named Superintendent William Evans as interim police commissioner following Ed Davis's resignation today.
“The Boston Police Department will be in great hands under the leadership of Bill Evans,” Mayor Menino said. “He knows how to manage his team of talented officers, has the respect of the rank and file and has proven his ability to diffuse even the most difficult of public safety situations.”
Commissioner Evans is a 31-year veteran of the Boston Police Department and has held a leadership role within the Department for the past several years. Superintendent Evans has had notable roles in both the successful, peaceful handling of the 70 day occupation of Dewey Square by Occupy Boston and the capture of suspected Boston Marathon bombing terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Evans's brother, Paul, served as Boston police commissioner in the 1990s.