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By adamg - 1/30/24 - 1:23 pm

Four current and former state troopers and two trucker associates - one from East Boston - face federal charges in connection with a bribe-for-license deal at a State Police licensing unit in Stoughton, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/23 - 11:27 am

The State Police Association of Massachusetts went to court yesterday to try to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that it has no grounds to appeal the dismissal of 13 state troopers early last year after they refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/23 - 11:42 am

The Committee for Public Counsel Services yesterday sued State Police for refusing to hand over what the group says are public records on everything from criminal cases against troopers to information on trooper use of software that turns phones into surveillance tools. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 11:05 am

The state Attorney General's office yesterday sued three state troopers for hours the state says they put in for but didn't work, when they were members of the since dishonored and disbanded Troop E, which patrolled the turnpike and Boston Harbor tunnels. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 3:45 pm

A federal jury today convicted Dana Pullman, former president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts and a former SPAM lobbyists on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to defraud the IRS, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 12:19 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted now former State Trooper Kristopher Carr, 26, on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide while drunk for causing a crash on the Southeast Expressway last fall that killed a motorcyclist, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 11:03 am

A state trooper acquitted last year on assault-and-battery charges for a 2018 fight outside Dorchester's Dorset Hall that left a woman with a broken leg is suing State Police for back pay and lost benefits for the 26 months he was on unpaid suspension after the fight. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 11:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today issued an injunction that prohibits State Police from firing seven troopers for not getting Covid-19 shots at least until she further considers their claims they are being discriminated against for religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 8:56 am

State Police report the death of Trooper Tamar Bucci shortly before midnight on the northbound side of I-93 in Stoneham. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:32 pm

The State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) today sued to try to block the impending firing of seven troopers who claim religious reasons for not wanting to get Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 5:18 pm

A state trooper was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail today at his arraignment on charges of domestic violence, kidnapping and strangulation for an incident in May on the Southeast Expressway n Dorchester - which authorities say they only learned about when his now former girlfriend sought a restraining order against him last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 11:22 am

A man just one week out of the State Police Academy topped off a night of drinking in Boston by spinning out his SUV on the Expressway in an attempt to kiss his girlfriend early this morning, leading to a motorcyclist slamming into his stuck vehicle and dying, the Suffolk County District Attorney charges. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/21 - 11:13 am

The State Police Association of Massachusetts reports supervisors have told six troopers and six sergeants they are now on the verge of losing their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19:

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 9:00 am
Cruiser and jackknifed truck on 128 in Weston

Photo by State Police

State Police report a trooper on a construction detail on Rte. 128 southbound in Weston was seriously injured around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the driver of an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of the cruiser, destroying it and forcing his truck to jackknife across the highway.

The trooper, who was able to radio for help, was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries, State Police say.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:48 am

WBZ reports that SPAM, which represents state troopers, says "dozens" are self-defunding and quitting rather than get a Covid-19 shot. Last week, a judge upheld a state requirement that troopers and other state employees be vaccinated by Oct. 17.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 12:08 am

A judge on Thursday rejected a request by the state troopers union to block a state order that state employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Oct. 17 or risk discipline or firing. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 12:00 pm

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of another two state troopers on federal fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 9:04 am

WBUR reports the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad got some loaners of Boston Dynamics's "Spot" robots - basically the pets a Terminator might have - and actually used them in the field at least twice. State Police declined to say exactly how they used them; the ACLU, of course, has some questions.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 5:57 pm

A state trooper who was part of a highway-shutting blockade to corral stunting dirt bikers and ATV riders on I-93 last year now faces felony charges for shooting one of them in the foot with a rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 8:56 am

Federal officials have charged the retired president of the State Police union of embezzling union funds to pay for flowers, meals and trips for a lover - and with taking kickbacks from a Beacon Hill lobbyist who helped him try to get state contracts for software and gun companies. Read more.

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