Boston Police

By - 5/6/15 - 5:07 pm
Cottone, LaMattina and Pressley

LaMattina pats Cottone on the back as Pressley reads proclamation.

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

By - 5/6/15 - 6:30 am

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday ordered a new trial for Sean Ellis, convicted for the 1993 murder of Det. John Mulligan in a Roslindale shopping-center parking lot, the Globe reports.Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 1:30 pm

WGBH reports on the request, which alleges that "Boston police officers have a pattern of using excessive force and a discriminatory policy of stopping and searching mainly young black and Latino men."Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 8:33 pm

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

By - 4/11/15 - 1:46 pm

The Boston Police Department reports Officer John Moynihan has been released from the hospital and is home in "serious but improving" condition.Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 5:06 pm

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

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By - 3/28/15 - 10:38 am
Angelo West

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.

Police say West had a long and violent record. He was convicted of shooting at a Boston officer and a state trooper in the Theater District in 2001: His first shot missed and...Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 11:56 am

The Seattle Times reports BPD Chief of Detectives Robert Merner is moving to Seattle to take the same job under new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole - who got to know Merner when she was police commissioner here between 2004 and 2006.Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 1:45 pm

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

By - 2/11/15 - 8:30 pm

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

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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.Read more

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.Read more

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: