The Globe reports a judge has ordered Boston to rehire David Williams, fired for allegedly lying about the chokehold he applied during a North End arrest in 2011. Williams was back on the job then after an arbitrator ordered the city to rehire him after he was fired for his role in the 1995 beating of Boston police officer Michael Cox.
David Fitzgerald, a 19-year-veteran of the Boston Police Department, admitted in federal court today that he lied to FBI agents when they asked him about loans he'd made to "a known street-level drug dealer and bookmaker," the FBI reports.
As part of a plea agreement, Fitzgerald resigned from BPD and will be put on probation for a year. According to the FBI: Read more.
Police Commissioner William Evans said today a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. proved the perfect - and fortunately harmless - example of why it's absurd Boston Police aren't supposed to respond to calls from land owned by Massport in South Boston:
A call came in for a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. Despite the jurisdictional limit, BPD officers, including the bomb squad, responded immediately - then had to wait 15 minutes for State Police to show up - he told a City Council committee today. Read more.
Jessica Heslam talks to the family of Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds, to whom the state Retirement Board yesterday awarded $150,000 in recognition of his death from injuries he suffered during the battle with the Tsarnaevs in Watertown - a year later.
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.
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.
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."
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 a longtime friend of a member of the gang. The US Attorney's office in Boston says:
WHDH reports on the Roxbury incident.
The Boston Police Department reports Officer John Moynihan has been released from the hospital and is home in "serious but improving" condition.
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:
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 then his gun jammed.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
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.
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 as they chased him.
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.
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:
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