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By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:03 am

The president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is accusing the Boston Teachers Union of helping to demonize cops and even endanger their lives by supporting a Black Lives Matters program that calls for hiring more black teachers and school counselors instead of school cops.

But not all Boston cops agree with BPPA President Michael Leary's missive to BTU President Jessica Tang. Read more

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 12:04 am

WBZ reports the shot missed an officer sitting at a desk Monday night.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 10:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered the Boston Police Department to put Michael Gannon at the top of its next list for available slots for patrolman - a job he has been trying to get for ten years despite a positive result on a test for cocaine. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 11:30 am

WBUR reports.

Update: The BPD sergeant who was coordinating with ICE has been removed from his position, WBUR reports.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 9:10 am

WBUR reports Boston Police do not require officers working overtime to wear the cameras, and all the officers who worked the parade and subsequent arrests were on overtime.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 8:47 am

The Globe reports the officer was responding to the McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue on a report of unruly students from nearby Roxbury Prep refusing to leave; he finally got them out, then allegedly followed them up the street calling them racial slurs.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 2:09 pm
Chaos in the streets

Beginning around 10 p.m. on Sept. 8, 1919, members of the new Boston patrolmen's union started voting on whether to go on strike the next day. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 11:11 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston Police had the right to demote a police detective because of errors he made in two cases - including a violent Mission Hill attack and robbery in which he failed to interview suspect Edwin Alemany before Alemany went on to kidnap and murder Amy Lord just a few months later. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 11:23 am

A crash on Cummins Highway near River Street around 8 a.m. sent a police officer and another driver to the hospital with minor injuries, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 10:11 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports officers in districts C-11 and C-6 and members of the BPD gang unit will start donning body cameras on Monday.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 4:34 pm
Duckling being scooped out of storm drain and the rest of her family

Duckling coming up; officers Dany Matos and Isaac Jackson rounding up Mrs. Mallard and her babies.

Two Officer Mikes who helped bystanders stop traffic on Tremont Street near BPD headquarters so that Mrs. Mallard and her brood of 11 could safely cross the busy street at lunchtime today suddenly found themselves with a major problem: One of the ducklings they were making way for fell into a storm drain. Police report what happened next: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 11:32 am

A federal judge today ordered Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to notify officers and prosecutors that people generally have the right to secretly record cops and other public employees and officials in public places. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:32 am

Boston Police report they've set up "safe exchange zones" where people who agree online to buy or sell something can meet, secure in knowing that their exchange will be captured on surveillance cameras, which should reduce the odds they'll be robbed or worse.

Each of the city's district police stations now has one of these zones, as does BPD headquarters on Tremont Street in Roxbury. All are open 24 hours a day.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 5:43 pm

Boston Police report a man trying to evade getting arrested on several warrants in Egleston Square around 10:30 this morning was hit by the same car that hit the officer as the two ran across Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 11:11 am

WFXT reports a police officer running after a man wanted for warrants on Washington Street in Egleston Square was hit by a car. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 3:38 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury last week indicted Korey Franklin, who had been a cop for seven years, on a felony charge of misleading fellow officers about how his wife wound up in the hospital with a gunshot wound to her groin on Christmas Eve, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 8:00 am

NECN reports Capt. Haseeb Hosein has been put on leave, says BPD hasn't said why.

By adamg - 5/3/19 - 9:19 am

WBZ reports the first batch of cameras have been shipped to districts in South Boston and Dorchester, with the goal of getting them in use this spring.

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