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Police, council clash over civilian flaggers
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Police, council clash over civilian flaggers
A City Council hearing on the idea of using civilian flaggers instead of police details on some construction projects got heated Monday as Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone refused to surrender the microphone after exceeding the five-minute limit for testimony, prompting councilors to walk out of the hearing, held at the Bolling Building in Roxbury.
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Incoming police commissioner shares insights
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Incoming police commissioner shares insights
Michael Cox spent 30 years in the Boston Police Department before leaving to head the Ann Arbor, Michigan force. Now he’s returning as commissioner of the BPD.
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Pressley: no military weapons for police
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Pressley: no military weapons for police
Last week several progressive lawmakers, led in part by Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, urged the federal government to end the transfer of military weapons to local law enforcement through administrative action.
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Wu taps Michael Cox to head Police department
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Wu taps Michael Cox to head Police department
After a six-month search process, Mayor Michelle Wu has announced that Michael Cox, formerly of the Boston Police Department and most recently head of the Ann Arbor Police Department, will take the helm as Boston’s next police commissioner.
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Wu releases information on Patrick Rose
In April Patrick M. Rose, Sr., a former Boston Police officer and former president of the patrolmen’s union pled guilty to molesting six children in a period of more than two decades –– raising questions of how a department tasked with protecting the public could let one of their own get away with such blatant misconduct all while remaining on the force.
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Mayor, city council at odds over budget
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Mayor, city council at odds over budget
Mayor Michelle Wu rejected the Boston City Council’s amended budget Monday, responding with her own revised spending plan that shrinks the council’s proposed multi million dollar cuts to the city’s police and fire departments.
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Street closures anger neighbors
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Street closures anger neighbors
The Boston Police Department has closed off streets in and around Franklin Park, Harambee Park and the Arnold Arboretum from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m., Thursday through Sunday.
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Councilors question police brass on budget
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Councilors question police brass on budget
As the city’s budget process continues, the Boston Police Department has now had its first turn at scrutiny by City Council members who, during nearly six hours of questioning, focused their attention on issues of staffing, overtime and department procedures in an effort to better understand Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposed $396 million dollar budget allocation.
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Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
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Tough choices ahead as Wu marks 100 days in mayor's seat
As she marks her first 100 days in office, Mayor Michelle Wu has notched some early victories, including the mostly successful removal of the tent encampment in the Mass and Cass area and the rollout of several free bus lines — the latter, at least partially making good on a campaign promise for a fare-free T.
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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
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Wu makes appointments to police oversight panels
Nearly a year after former Mayor Martin Walsh created a transparency office to address systemic police misconduct, Mayor Michelle Wu has made her final appointments to the two oversight panels designed during the reform process.
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Activists weigh in on city’s next top cop
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Activists weigh in on city’s next top cop
Last Thursday, Mayor Wu’s police commissioner search committee heard from community members weighing in on what they want to see in the next leader of the Boston Police Department.
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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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