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By adamg - 11/16/21 - 9:17 pm

A federal jury yesterday awarded Donna Gavin, a lieutenant in the Boston Police Department, $2 million in lost wages and damages after agreeing that not only did her superior discriminate against her because of her gender, he retaliated against her after she filed a complaint with the state. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 12:44 pm
Patented Narcan case

The patented case.

Four Boston police officers who formed a company to sell cases that officers can use to more easily carry doses of Narcan spray are now battling in two courts over who should profit from the company's sales. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:31 am

WBUR talks to Al Copeland of Mattapan about his case, which Boston settled last year by paying him and his wife $1.3 million.

By adamg - 10/9/21 - 12:27 pm

WBZ reports Sgt. Clifton McHale will be suspended for eight days for "conduct unbecoming a police officer" for saying he hit protesters - although investigators said he didn't actually do so - the night riots broke out following a peaceful George Floyd march and vigil on May 31, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 1:36 pm

Federal prosecutors charged today that after Thomas Nee lost re-election as president of the Boston police union, he joined a scheme at the BPD evidence warehouse in Hyde Park to put in for overtime for which he didn't work. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 9:59 pm
Police supporter being dragged away after taking a swing at some protesters

Police supporter getting dragged away after failing to punch some protesters in West Roxbury.

A man who claims to support the police got about 30 people to join him outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury, where for two hours this afternoon, they shared a relatively small space on the sidewalk with a similarly sized group of people who want to defund police, each side screaming and bellowing at the other and only occasionally trying but failing to punch out some opponents. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 1:29 pm

A New Hampshire man initially charged for trying to wrest a 13-year-old girl from her parents near Faneuil Hall in 2018 is suing Boston Police because they were, he says, too slow to correct the record to show he had nothing to do with a crime allegedly committed by his younger brother. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 1:04 pm

A couple who live on Fayston Street have sued both the city and the BPD officer they say shot their pet without provocation on July 4, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 9:39 pm

WBZ reports both the driver and another officer were injured in the crash, which did not involve any other vehicles, on Huntington at Belvidere this afternoon.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report Sgt. Patrick Byrne was arrested by State Police after a single-car crash yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 3:27 pm

A Boston Police Department auto mechanic agreed to plead guilty today to wire fraud for ordering Honda and Acura parts through BPD accounts, then reselling them to private mechanics. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 9:18 am

WBUR reports on yesterday's release of a review of BPD actions and inactions after Patrick Rose was first accused of raping a child in the 1990s. Rose, who eventually became president of the local police union, is now behind bars awaiting trial on charges he raped several more children.

The report.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 7/1/21 - 2:39 pm

The state Ethics Commission yesterday officially tut-tutted a veteran Boston cop who did a favor for a pal's brother who was basically on probation at his job at the MBTA by writing up a criminal complaint that the guy submitted to prove he had a better reason for missing his shift than simply oversleeping: Getting arrested for beating up his girlfriend. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 1:49 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that former BPD Sgt. William Baxter, 62, of Hyde Park, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 10:32 pm

The US Attorneys office reports that a former sergeant and an officer pleaded guilty today to their role in the overtime fraud scandal at the Boston Police evidence warehouse on Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 10:03 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that Diana Lopez, 56, of Milton, a former BPD officer, has pleaded guilty to embezzling $36,028 over three years in overtime payments she didn't earn while working at the department's Hyde Park evidence warehouse. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 8:57 pm

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today reinstated a felony charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - pavement - against BPD Officer Alexis Herrera-Brea, who now faces arraignment on June 30, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 1:07 pm

Boston police body camera video of Jasmine Huffman

Bodycam video showing Huffman getting knocked down, from the complaint.

Four people who took part in a George Floyd vigil on Boston Common last May 31 have sued BPD and three specific officers for allegedly attacking them with batons and pepper spray as the rally ended and turned into several hours of looting that they say they had nothing to do with. Read more.

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