Boston Police

By - 1/20/15 - 10:53 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says officers acted properly when they fatally shot Darryl Dookhran on Dec. 7, 2013.

In a letter to BPD Commissioner William Evans, Conley says Dookhran had opened fire on the officers - hitting one of them in the arm:

The investigation revealed that Boston Police Officer Ryan Lenane and Sergeant Thomas Teahan fired their service weapons in the

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By - 1/18/15 - 1:11 pm

John Caulfield, who passed the Civil Service exam for police officer in 2011, says Boston Police Department bypassed him two years later to offer spots at the police academy to women who scored lower on the test.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court, Caulfield says BPD wanted to recruit at least 10 women that year and that this

In March

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By - 1/16/15 - 1:19 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on a sometimes contentious meeting recently between BPD officials and residents.

By - 1/4/15 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report a 16-year officer is facing assault and battery charges - after he allegedly beat an Uber driver he accused of taking him to the wrong address and then drove off in the man's car.

The statement confirms a report by the Weekly Dig on the incident, although it does not reference the part of the Dig account in which Michael... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:06 am

A.P. Blake reports on an incident at Market and Mapleton streets in Brighton this morning. He rolled up his window, called 911 and waited until a uniformed officer arrived.

By - 12/23/14 - 5:58 pm
West Roxbury kid loves Boston Police

About 150 West Roxbury residents rallied on Centre Street this afternoon to support Boston Police.

Kids held signs along the street at the small plaza in front of the Starbucks at the Roche Bros. plaza. Some posed for photos with one of the small number of officers assigned to look over the demonstration:

By - 11/22/14 - 11:34 am

Just got a robocall from the Boston Police Department asking me and my family to not riot after the Ferguson grand-jury decision is announced tomorrow. Since they asked nicely ...

By - 11/20/14 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has written an open letter to area college students about how to protest whatever decision that Ferguson grand jury reaches:

I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully.

The Boston Police Department respects the rights of individuals to assemble and

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By - 10/24/14 - 1:51 pm

The Herald reports on a Boston cop who resigned recently as he is investigated for providing information to the Academy Homes gang about a federal and local investigation into members.

By - 9/25/14 - 10:38 am

A Boston resident who says he was denied a gun permit when he tried to use a US passport as proof of citizenship wants a federal judge to order Police Commissioner William Evans to issue him a license to carry post haste.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court along with Commonwealth Second Amendment, Phuong Ngo argues he's being deprived of... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 11:59 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a company that wants to operate amphibious sightseeing tours in Boston has to first get permission from the Boston police commissioner.

Nautical Tours has been trying to win permission to carry sightseers around the Hub since 2007, when it first asked the state Department of Public Utilities for a license to serve Boston.

The department said the company... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 4:08 pm

The Dig reports on how IBM and the city teamed up on a pilot surveillance program to record every single person who attended the two Boston Calling events at City Hall Plaza last year.

City officials did not extend the program to this year's concerts in part because they couldn't figure out a good public-safety need to do so. Also, the Dig reports, the... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 4:34 pm

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended

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By - 7/1/14 - 9:44 am

A man who spent a night in lockup after an incident involving a police detective outside Symphony Hall is suing both the detective and the city, which he says had known for years the cop had issues but failed to address them.

In his lawsuit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Sean Anderson charges he had just pulled over to let an... Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 6:28 pm

At-large Councilor Steve Murphy, who wants to bring back horses to the police department, was more than annoyed when Police Commissioner Bill Evans didn't show up at a hearing today and began threatening to use his subpoena power to force him to appear. After a bat signal went out, the Globe reports, Evans did show up, said he was busy planning a summer program... Read more

By - 6/4/14 - 7:37 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the cold, steely eye the Boston Regional Intelligence Center kept keenly focused on the activities of the anti-Foodistas, as well as Occupy Jamaica Plain and the funeral for one of Carlos Arredondo's sons.

The Dig, meanwhile, catalogs all the musicians the BRIC paid attention to.... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 2:57 pm

City councilors today overwhelmingly supported the idea of bringing back the Boston Police mounted unit, disbanded as a cost-saving measure in 2009.

Councilors, including at-large Councilor Steve Murphy, who made the proposal, said cops on horses are just better at patrolling certain types of large gatherings and that they are excellent at public relations and as ice breakers between police and citizens - who doesn't... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 7:33 am
Mounted Boston police officer in the 1920s

Mounted cop races down Tremont in the 1920s. Photo by Leslie Jones. See it larger.

At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy wants to bring back the Boston Police mounted unit, disbanded in 2009.

In a request for a formal hearing on the issue, Murphy writes:

The Mounted Police Unit provided a sense of security and comfort to residents and visitors.

The council considers Murphy's hearing request at its regular Wednesday meeting, which begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in... Read more

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