State trooper released on personal recognizance at arraignment for role in bone-breaking fight outside Dorchester bar

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge released State Trooper Matthew Hickey with no bail at his arraignment today on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon stemming from a fight outside Dorset Hall on Neponset Avenue on Dec. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Hickey is charged with attacking a woman outside the bar as the culmination of an argument that started inside shortly before closing time. The dangerous weapon at question was his "shod foot." Hickey has been suspended with pay since the incident, in which Boston Police allege he kicked the woman hard enough to fracture her tibia.

The DA's office had asked for bail of $1,000. Judge James Stanton did order Hickey to stay away from both the victim and the bar.

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He was free for a while before the incident

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And he allegedly attacked a woman and violently broke her leg!

He's shown his true colors - the lack of post-incident abuse means NOTHING.

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Go read the first comment

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And answer me this- what is the purpose of bail?

And I would say that a lack of prior incidents and the fact that the city has been safe from him since the incident shows how dangerous he is to the public at large.

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Dammit

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You beat me to the punch, Leponge.

Since this began as a complaint, that someone showed up to the arraignment shows that they will most likely follow the process.

Of course, this has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence.

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If he wasn’t a trooper would

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If he wasn’t a trooper would he be ROR for the violent attack? Or even have a small $1000 bail request from the state? Never mind the fact that is was on a woman, and it resulted in serious bodily injury. Police get far too much leniency in the “justice system”.

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$40?

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I trust your expertise, but holy shit does that seem outrageously low for an attack like this. What are we saving high bail numbers for, if not officers of the law who drunkenly assault women outside bars?

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See Bob’s comment

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It’s just above mine.

I mean, it was the first comment after the article. How did you miss it?

And the purpose of bail is?

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The Answer Is Yes

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Medeiros punched Rindeiko in the face, causing him to fall backward and slam his head on the concrete and lose consciousness, prosecutors said.

After waiting two minutes to render aid, prosecutors said Medeiros and Beaulieu moved his body to a nearby dumpster and noticed a wound on the back of his head. Then, prosecutors said, they propped Medeiros up against the dumpster before calling 911 to report that he slipped and hit his head on it after drinking.

Medics responding to a “slip-and-fall” report took Rindeiko to the hospital, where he spent five days in a coma and two months recovering from a fractured skull, internal bleeding, fractured facial bones and a traumatic brain injury.

Both Medeiros and Beaulieu were released on personal recognizance and declined comment as they left the courthouse with their lawyers.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2018/01/04/construction-workers-face-assaul...

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But Do You?

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The whole point of the Globe series was that clerks were using those hearings to prevent complaints from issuing and people from appearing in court. If he was arraigned by a judge then it obviously got past that point.

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If it were you or me there

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If it were you or me there would have been bail. Of course you and I aren't thugs so we wouldn't have kicked a woman hard enough to break her leg.

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There was bail

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The bail condition was that he turn up for court proceedings. That is the default bail, personal recognizance.

Were there no bail, he’d be locked up.

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