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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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Local News
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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Janey will release records of cop investigation
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Janey will release records of cop investigation
After former Boston police officer Patrick Rose was accused of multiple counts of sexual assault, Boston elected officials immediately began calling on acting Mayor Kim Janey to release all records related to the case.
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Activists see opening for change at BPD
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Activists see opening for change at BPD
With the revelation that Boston police buried allegations that a former officer and police union head sexually assaulted children for more than 20 years, the city’s police department is facing unprecedented pressure for change.
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Council probes gang database
Critics of the Boston Police Department’s gang database say individuals are often misidentified as gang members and face disastrous consequences once they’re added to the list.
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Council can’t slow cops’ overtime roll
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Council can’t slow cops’ overtime roll
In response to calls for defining police last year, Mayor Martin Walsh pledged to cut the Police Department’s overtime budget by 20%, but the police have already overspent that budget little more than half way through the fiscal year.
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Q & A with MAMLEO President Jeffrey Lopes
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Q & A with MAMLEO President Jeffrey Lopes
Jeffrey Lopes became the new president of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers this year.
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