The City Council today formally honored Officer Shana Cottone who stopped her car while driving home through the North End on April 14 to rush through an occupied building next to one that had erupted in flames to get residents out. Read more.Read more
A former Boston cop got a year's probation and a $2,000 fine after admitting he lied to FBI agents investigating whether he had given information about an ongoing investigation of the the Academy Homes Street gang in Roxbury to a member of the gang.
Mel Steele, 36, was a member of the BPD's Youth Violence Task Force - its gang unit - who was also...Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Michael Doherty, 41, of South Boston on assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges for an incident in January in which he allegedly used a racial epithet while attacking an Uber driver he claimed had brought him to the wrong address.
Police Commissioner William Evans said he has suspended Doherty without pay:
This should send a strong message that this...Read more
Police Commissioner William Evans today identified the man fatally shot in a confrontation with officers at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street last night as Angelo West, 41, of Hyde Park.
Yesterday, Boston Police say, officers subdued and arrested a murder suspect who fired at a pursuing officer, without returning fire.
Since. Dec. 31, officers have made several other arrests of people they say either pointed guns at them or appeared to without any of the suspects being shot:
On Feb. 8, officers arrested a Mattapan Square shooting suspect who allegedly started firing again...Read more
Boston Police report a lieutenant in District C-11 in Dorchester has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into a crash early this morning involving his personal pickup and a backhoe removing snow at Spring and Baker streets in West Roxbury.
According to police, around 2:35 a.m., a Nissan pickup collided with the backhoe and suffered major damage.
After the crash the...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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.
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: