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Mayor signs order for civilian review board
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Mayor signs order for civilian review board
Mayor Martin Walsh has signed two executive orders in the next step of implementing recommended police reforms. Boston Police Reform Task Force Walsh created in July recommended that he institute an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, which would house an Internal Affairs Oversight Panel and a Civilian Review Board with the power to investigate the Boston Police Department.
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Councilors to examine gang database
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Councilors to examine gang database
City councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo are looking into the effectiveness of the Boston Police Department’s Gang Database, which holds 160 gangs and over 5,000 individual names, according to data provided to the ACLU in 2019.
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Walsh seeks change to police hiring
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Walsh seeks change to police hiring
As the first action on the Boston Police Reform Task Force’s recent recommendations, Mayor Martin Walsh is moving to expand diversity in the Boston Police Department.
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Walsh commits to implementing police reforms
A month after the mayor’s police reform task force released its initial recommendations, Mayor Martin Walsh has committed to implementing the reforms in the coming weeks.
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Police reform will require sustained effort
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Editorial
Police reform will require sustained effort
While the police reform proposals are reasonable and fair, there will likely be some folks who don’t think so. The ultimate resolution will require sustained support from the electorate.
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Can a cop be in two places at once?
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Can a cop be in two places at once?
When overtime records show officers in court, sometimes they’re miles away Excerpt: In 124 instances between 2015 and 2019, multiple Boston police officers appear to make arrests, traffic stops and FIOs sometimes miles away from the nearest courthouse while at the same time collecting overtime for hours-long court appearances.
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Task force calls for civilian review board
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Task force calls for civilian review board
Police Reform Task Force released its initial recommendations to the public Sept. 10, awaiting the mayor’s and City Council’s response. The group is proposing an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency to replace the Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel, with more power in its departments, as well as expanded rules on body cameras, use of force and more.
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Cop in 14-year fight to clear name
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Cop in 14-year fight to clear name
A Boston police officer is fighting to clear his name from a department determination that he lied during questioning by a superior.
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Arroyo files for police court overtime slips
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Arroyo files for police court overtime slips
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Local News
Councilors call for civilian review board
City Councilors Andrea Campbell, Julia Mejia and Ricardo Arroyo have proposed the city form an independent civilian review board to investigate complaints against the Boston Police Department, and regularly publish data on its work.
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Misappropriated resources
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Editorial
Misappropriated resources
It is difficult for Black youth to hold the highest respect for the police who continue to scam the public treasury.
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Council budget vote splits on race lines
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Politics
Council budget vote splits on race lines
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