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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
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Cop who bragged he hit protestors returns
A Boston police sergeant who was caught on video saying he had run down protesters was reinstated to full duty with an eight-day suspension following months of desk duty.
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No answers on cops’ overtime caper
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No answers on cops’ overtime caper
Boston Police Officials have been investigating inconsistencies in overtime shifts officers work in courthouses for one year. They so far have disclosed nothing about their investigation.
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Janey discusses police reforms, COVID
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Janey discusses police reforms, COVID
Under new recommendations, the Boston Police Department (BPD) would be required to notify oversight agencies if criminal charges are brought against a Boston police officer, acting Mayor Kim Janey said at a press conference last Thursday.
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Council denies BRIC surveillance grant
Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell stopped a six-figure grant for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center after another councilor brought it to a surprise vote on Wednesday.
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Detective’s son graduates police academy
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Detective’s son graduates police academy
Last Thursday, Carlton Alexander Williamson graduated as president of Boston Police Academy Recruit Class 60-20 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
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Janey fires police commissioner
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Janey fires police commissioner
Dennis White, who served as Boston’s Police Commissioner for two days before being placed on leave and investigated over 20-year-old domestic violence allegations, has been fired, effective immediately, acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Monday.
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
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Poll shows Essaibi George leading in mayoral race
A new poll shows at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George leading in the mayoral race with support from 22% of likely voters, inching ahead of at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who had support from 18% and acting Mayor Kim Janey, who had support from 16%.
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Councilors probe past efforts at police overtime reform
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Councilors probe past efforts at police overtime reform
Under city law, the Boston Police Department is required to provide the mayor and the City Council with a weekly report on the deployment of sworn officers by district or shift, along with a breakdown of overtime awarded to officers in each district. Yet, when asked during a hearing Wednesday by District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, BPD officials could not say the last time such a report was prepared or forwarded to city officials.
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Janey moves to dismiss police commissioner
Acting Mayor Kim Janey Friday moved to dismiss Dennis White as Boston's police commissioner following a review of domestic violence allegations against him and to name Superintendent Nora Baston as his interim successor.
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BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
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BPD cooperation with feds comes under fire
The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) — is under fire from city councilors and criminal justice reform advocates who are raising concerns about the Boston Police Department’s surveillance practices and cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials.
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Union draws fire for Campbell attack
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Union draws fire for Campbell attack
City Councilor Andrea Campbell said the tone of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association should alarm the public and worry the officers it represents.
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Councilors struggle to rein in police overtime
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Councilors struggle to rein in police overtime
Police overtime has increased despite there being fewer court sessions, fewer public festivals and parades and other traditional drivers of overtime. City councilors who are trying to find answers for why the police budget continues to rise have found few answers.
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