Mayor Wu today released more detailed files related to the child-rape case involving a police officer who eventually became head of the patrolmen's union, said his initial case should never have been allowed to linger as long as it did and said she hopes to work with the Boston police union to ensure somebody like him will never again be allowed to remain on the force. Read more.
Wu releases child-raping cop's internal-affairs, personnel files; to seek contract changes to keep somebody like him from staying on the force
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Patrick Rose, former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, pleaded guilty today to raping six children over 27 years. Read more.
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.
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Election roundup: Campbell, police union get into Twitter fight; mayoral candidates talk workplace development
Andrea Campbell and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association have been engaging in some Twitter unpleasantries over the past 24 hours. The union started things off last night: Read more.
The Globe reports former Police Commissioner Paul Evans says the limited Patrick Rose documents released by City Hall yesterday do not tell the full story of what happened after Rose was accused of child molestation in 1995, that he did everything he could to get rid of Rose, but there was only so much he could do when the alleged victim, 12 at the time, declined to go forward with the criminal case and that Acting Mayor Kim Janey should be ashamed of herself for suggesting he somehow abetted Rose's continuing at BPD.
The city law department today released a copy of the file about a 1995 child sexual-assault charge against Patrolman Patrick Rose, who later became head of the police union before retiring and being charged in court last year on charges of raping several children - allegedly including the daughter of one of his initial victims. Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today that the city law department should release an edited version of the Boston Police Department's internal-affairs file on former police-union president Patrick Rose by the end of the week - which she said would only be the first step in changing how the department handles criminal investigations into officers, to ensure somebody like him never again serves as a Boston cop. Read more.
Election roundup: New council candidate in Dorchester after this weekend's murder; mayoral candidates call for release of Patrick Rose files
Romilda Pereira says people had asked her to run for the city council, but that what convinced her to begin organizing was watching politicians and clergy descend on Olney Street, where 73-year-old Delois Brown was murdered Saturday as she sat on her front porch. Read more.
Boston Police learned of Patrick Rose's alleged child molesting in 1995, but he stayed on the force - and worked on child sexual-abuse cases
The Globe updates the story of the former patrolmen's union president now facing child-rape charges.