BOSTON- Steven Tompkins will face a BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Magistrate over Theft and Property Destruction on September 10, 2013.
Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins of 106 Williams Street in Hyde Park will face a Criminal Magistrate over the theft and property destruction of rival Sheriff Candidate Douglas Bennett’s campaign signs in Egleston Square in Roxbury last Wednesday August 14, 2013 between 2-3PM.
According to Jean Jackson, the owner of La Paix barber shop at 1059 Hyde Park Avenue in Boston, he testifies how Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins unlawfully pulled out his badge and demanded that the store owner remove Douglas Bennett for Sheriff's sign "because it was too early to put up campaign signs..."
In many of these thefts and destructions of personal property, Mr. Tompkins, along with another Commonwealth of Massachusetts employee from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, proceeded in entering these store fronts and identifying himself as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, pulling out his “sheriff’s badge” and demanding that the store owner remove the sign or they would get “on his (Tompkins') bad side.”
Attached with this press release is:
1. The Notice of the Magistrate Hearing pertaining to BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Complaint Docket #1302AC001538,
2. Boston Police Department Incident Report #130522530, and
3. A complaint from Bennett to the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission Enforcement Division asking to investigate Tompkins’ actions from August 14, 2013.
To read the Criminal Complaint against Tompkins click on this link.
(****To update the story, at the September 10, 2013 hearing, it was made VERY CLEAR that this type of activity is ILLEGAL; yet Mr. Tompkins was stupid enough to be seen once again stealing Bennett's signs, this time Tompkins was caught trying to steal one of Bennett's billboards from the Used Car Lot at the intersection in Eggleston Square. State Ethics Commission Investigator Brian McWilliams is currently investigating Tompkins for abuse of power.****)