WBUR reports on yesterday's release of a review of BPD actions and inactions after Patrick Rose was first accused of raping a child in the 1990s. Rose, who eventually became president of the local police union, is now behind bars awaiting trial on charges he raped several more children.
The state Ethics Commission yesterday officially tut-tutted a veteran Boston cop who did a favor for a pal's brother who was basically on probation at his job at the MBTA by writing up a criminal complaint that the guy submitted to prove he had a better reason for missing his shift than simply oversleeping: Getting arrested for beating up his girlfriend. Read more.
The US Attorney's office reports that former BPD Sgt. William Baxter, 62, of Hyde Park, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. Read more.
The US Attorneys office reports that a former sergeant and an officer pleaded guilty today to their role in the overtime fraud scandal at the Boston Police evidence warehouse on Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.
The US Attorney's office reports that Diana Lopez, 56, of Milton, a former BPD officer, has pleaded guilty to embezzling $36,028 over three years in overtime payments she didn't earn while working at the department's Hyde Park evidence warehouse. Read more.
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today reinstated a felony charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - pavement - against BPD Officer Alexis Herrera-Brea, who now faces arraignment on June 30, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Bodycam video showing Huffman getting knocked down, from the complaint.
Four people who took part in a George Floyd vigil on Boston Common last May 31 have sued BPD and three specific officers for allegedly attacking them with batons and pepper spray as the rally ended and turned into several hours of looting that they say they had nothing to do with. Read more.
A Boston Police officer who was already on probation for a domestic-violence incident and who was arrested yesterday on new domestic-violence charges had the more serious charge dismissed before his arraignment after his attorney convinced a Dorchester Municipal Court judge that pavement is not considered a dangerous weapon in Massachusetts. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Officer Alexis Herrera-Brea, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery following an incident involving "a non-intimate family member." Read more.
Even as Acting Mayor Kim Janey was preparing yesterday to announce Dennis White's firing, a city attorney was filing paperwork to have his wrongful-termination suit moved from state to federal court. Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey said this afternoon she's fired Dennis White as police commissioner effective immediately, and that she will now work towards a national search for a new commissioner. Read more.
The US Attorney's office reports that George Finch, 59, of Franklin, who formerly worked at the Boston Police evidence warehouse on Hyde Park Avenue, pleaded guilty yesterday to putting in for hours that he never worked. Read more.
A single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Acting Mayor Kim Janey can hold the short hearing she's required to before she fires Dennis White as police commissioner. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied Police Commissioner for Two Days Dennis White's request that she block Acting Mayor Kim Janey from firing him because of a report that raised questions about two alleged domestic-violence incidents in the 1990s. Read more.