Boston Police report a lieutenant and two sergeants up the chain of command from Det. Jerome Hall Brewster have been reprimanded for failing to ensure Brewster followed through in an investigation of Edward Alemany after he allegedly attacked a woman on Mission Hill. Alemany is now charged with kdinapping and murdering Amy Lord in July.
According to a statement from BPD:
Lieutenant Detective Patrick Cullity, the commanding officer of the detectives assigned to District B-2, has been issued a written reprimand and the two Sergeant Detectives who had direct command of Hall-Brewster, Sergeant Detective Timothy Horan and Sergeant Detective Thomas O’Leary, have been issued oral reprimands for failing to ensure that the case was properly investigated. Additionally, Lt. Det. Cullity has been ordered to attend management training. While the investigation showed supervisors initially provided Hall-Brewster with investigative guidance, the case subsequently was not properly tracked and all possible investigative steps were not taken. None of the supervisors has prior disciplinary histories with the Department.
The department adds it's installing a new case-management system in early 2014 and that all detective supervisors will be given training in "case review, case management and case transfers."