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.
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... 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
The Bay State Banner reports on a sometimes contentious meeting recently between BPD officials and residents.
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.
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.
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:
Outside District C-6 on West Broadway, at 4:15 p.m., sponsored by South Boston Online.
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 ...
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... Read more
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.
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.
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
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
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Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:
Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended... Read more