A Boston firefighter [Wayne Abron] who alleged police brutality after cops charged him with assaulting his girlfriend [Edwinna Wynn] was acquitted yesterday after a jury trial that raised questions about a potential cover-up by the arresting officers.
Boston Police Internal Affairs has been investigating whether officers Brian Dunford and David Santosuosso beat firefighter Wayne Abron and then made up a story to explain his injuries, as the jake alleged.
The cops claimed Abron got roughed up earlier in the night by the father of Wynn’s child, a story that prosecutors did not provide evidence to support. What’s more, [Abron’s attorney, Neil] Tassel said Wynn’s ex lives out of state and was not in town at the time.
Read more at The Boston Herald, "Beaten firefighter’s acquittal bolsters cover-up claim" by Jessica Van Sack
One question the story does not answer is whether BPD Internal Affairs has been investigating the incident since it occurred March 23, 2008 per Universal Hub here and here or since Wayne Abron was acquitted of the charges, September 21, 2009.
From "BEHIND THE BLUE WALL" we have these earlier sources describing the incident:
Abron's mother, Fannie Abron, a retired BPD dispatcher, said she was with her son and his girlfriend during their argument and "there was no physical contact." She said she saw an officer sit on her son and slam his head repeatedly into the ground until "he went limp."... Abron, a 17-year veteran of the BFD, said he blacked out, and that a doctor diagnosed him with an eye socket injury, a thumb sprain and facial contusions. "I was pepper-sprayed. I remember being beaten from behind and I don't remember anything from the time I was at my mom's til the time I woke up in the hospital," Abron said. Police reports state Abron has an active restraining order against him. Abron said he and a former girlfriend filed restraining orders against each other 14 years ago but he insisted neither is active. The Suffolk District Attorney's Office declined to comment, and the BPD released a statement saying: "The BPD investigates any and all complaints that are formally filed regarding officer misconduct."
A diary on Blue Mass Group asks the question, "[W]ill D.A. Dan "Search and Avoid" Conley bring criminal charges against the officers?"