Boston Police Department

By - 4/3/19 - 12:56 pm

A City Council committee will consider whether it makes sense to let Boston Police officers continue working past the current retirement age of 65 if they're willing - and able to continue passing physicals. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 9:00 am
Snow-covered Boston Police cruiser on the Southeast Expressway

Yesterday, State Police went on social media to urge motorists to clear the snow off their roofs before getting on the road. Looks like word didn't filter into Boston: EmbraceTheBald spotted this BPD vehicle on the Expressway this morning.

By - 2/23/19 - 10:21 am

Boston Police report that Commissioner William Gross has put two supervisors at the department's Hyde Park evidence warehouse on paid leave "due to an ongoing investigation into time and attendance issues" - and has forwarded information about their cases to the DA's office. Read more.

By - 2/8/19 - 12:33 pm

NBC Boston reports Capt. Timothy Connolly, formerly in charge of District C-11 in Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of domestic assault and battery for incidents at his Milton home. Connolly claims she kicked him in the groin.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/8/19 - 10:20 am

A Mattapan man should not have been tossed in a holding cell for several hours after he was arrested on Boylston Street near Tremont by a Boston police officer who mistook him for somebody else who had warrants out for his arrest, a federal jury decided this week. Read more.

By - 2/7/19 - 10:12 pm

The Providence Journal offers details on how the offduty Boston officer came to lose his gun in Pawtucket. The Herald reports the unnamed officer was suspended while police investigate.

By - 12/10/18 - 5:30 pm

A federal judge ruled today that a Massachusetts law that can be used to prosecute journalists and others making secret audio recordings of police and public officials in public spaces is unconstitutional. Read more.

By - 12/8/18 - 11:39 am

Unlike with the State Police, seems BPD overtime issues that make it into court seem to disappear.

By - 11/16/18 - 8:31 am

The Globe reports the ACLU of Massachusetts and other civil-rights groups have sued BPD to find out what sort of information about "noncitizen youth" that officers arrest or just question that is getting put into a database accessible by ICE.

More information from the ACLU, including a copy of the complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court.

By - 9/20/18 - 4:08 pm

A federal judge ruled today that Sharon McDonald can continue her civil-rights lawsuit against a Boston Police detective who had her arrested for a May, 2012 armed robbery in Roslindale, which led to her being locked up in a Suffolk County jail for eight days because she could not make the initial $5,000 bail. Read more.

By - 9/17/18 - 9:39 pm

A federal jury today convicted Adarbaad Karani, 38, of West Roxbury, of lying about buying police-grade guns for friends - one of which wound up in the possession of a member of a notorious Dorchester gang. Read more.

By - 8/27/18 - 10:01 am

The Globe reports Suffolk County DA candidate Greg Henning is pulling in tons of contributions from police officers.

What's kind of interesting about those donations is that they all list the officers' address as 1 Schroeder Place, which is BPD headquarters - even if the officers work in the Revere, Winthrop or Brockton PDs - or are, in fact, Massachusetts state troopers.

By - 8/2/18 - 2:16 pm

Mayor Walsh announced today that "the City of Boston plans to expand the body-worn camera program through a phased-in approach and the City is engaging in conversations with the police unions." Read more.

By - 7/23/18 - 10:48 am
Gross

Robert Goulston at WFXT reports that Walsh will appoint William Gross, currently BPD superintendent in chief, as police commissioner when William Evans departs next week.

Walsh announced his pick at a City Hall press conference this morning. Read more.

By - 7/23/18 - 8:48 am

The Herald reports William Evans will announce his retirement from BPD and his new job as police chief at Boston College at a 10:30 a.m. press conference - roughly a month after both he and Mayor Marty Walsh denied a WBZ scoop that he'd be retiring from BPD for a job as police chief at BC.

By - 6/29/18 - 9:13 pm

NBC Boston reports BPD Commissioner William Evans is denying a report he's quitting.

By - 5/18/18 - 1:50 pm

A gang-unit cop who'd just gotten off his shift slammed into a car on Columbia Road at 65 m.p.h. - in a 25-m.p.h. zone - with a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit early on New Year's Day, prosecutors charged at his arraignment today. Read more.