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By adamg - 12/11/20 - 12:00 pm

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of another two state troopers on federal fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 9:04 am

WBUR reports the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad got some loaners of Boston Dynamics's "Spot" robots - basically the pets a Terminator might have - and actually used them in the field at least twice. State Police declined to say exactly how they used them; the ACLU, of course, has some questions.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 5:57 pm

A state trooper who was part of a highway-shutting blockade to corral stunting dirt bikers and ATV riders on I-93 last year now faces felony charges for shooting one of them in the foot with a rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 8:56 am

Federal officials have charged the retired president of the State Police union of embezzling union funds to pay for flowers, meals and trips for a lover - and with taking kickbacks from a Beacon Hill lobbyist who helped him try to get state contracts for software and gun companies. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 9:56 pm

The Globe reports that the investigation into the overtime scandal began when a Harvard-trained Asian-American doctor fluent in four languages was stopped in the tunnel by a trooper she says kept screaming at her, demanding to know if she spoke English and that bothered her enough to file a complaint.

By adamg - 4/13/19 - 10:43 am

WBZ reports on the crash at Bennington and Vienna streets around 5:30 a.m. Both were taken to the hospital - the woman with physical injuries not considered life threatening, the trooper with emotional distress.

By adamg - 3/5/19 - 1:33 pm

State Police report troopers in a copter were able to guide Somerville Police to an area of Somerville where they were able to find a 22-year-old man who had gone missing while wearing a radio-beacon device. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/18 - 8:50 am
Boston fire boxes always work

An important message from Local 718 - Boston's fiyahfightas.

Update, 12 p.m. Mass EMA reports continued sporadic problems with wireless 911 calls.

State Police report that a problem at a Louisiana-based data network that had knocked wireless 911 service off the air in Massachusetts and other states overnight has been fixed. CenturyLink first noticed the problem, which it described only in vague terms, yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 12/13/18 - 6:33 pm

WCVB reports Matthew Hickey has been suspended - with pay - as State Police investigate whether he attacked a woman so violently he shattered her tibia in a dispute that began inside Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., then spilled outside earlier this month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 1:44 pm

The US Attorney's office today reported the eighth indictment of a trooper for allegedly filing for pay for overtime he didn't work.

By adamg - 10/10/18 - 9:29 am

WBUR reported that in the midst of an overtime scandal, State Police sought permission from the Secretary of State's office to destroy "more than 160 boxes of documents tracking payroll, detail assignments, attendance and personnel records - some dating back as far as 26 years."

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 2:13 pm

Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, was charged today with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and one count of wire fraud in the widening State Police overtime investigation and agreed to plead guilty, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/18 - 8:40 pm

State Police report the four were members of Troop E, which patrolled the turnpike.

By adamg - 7/18/18 - 4:56 pm

State Police announced today that one-time BPD Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole will provide pro-bono "law enforcement management consulting services." Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/18 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed the OUI case against a man who rolled his car over on a Rte. 3 ramp in Braintree in 2014 because State Police didn't issue him a citation until nine days later - a violation of a state law intended to fight ticket fixing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/18 - 9:51 am

WCVB reports the three troopers - two now retired - were assigned to Troop E on the turnpike, which State Police disbanded after the station reported on potential overtime abuse there. More to come after an 11 a.m. press conference by the US Attorney's office.

By adamg - 5/23/18 - 1:21 pm

As it has done in years past, the Boston City Council voted today to formally ask the state Legislature to let Boston Police patrol the South Boston Waterfront. Although Boston officers respond there in emergencies, legally, State Police have jurisdiction. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/18 - 3:15 pm

State Police report 19 troopers from Troop E - who patrol the Massachusetts Turnpike - face hearings on whether they put in for overtime shifts they didn't work. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 2:40 pm

The Globe reports the trooper who arrested that Randolph guy the other night - and yes, of course, there's now a question as to whether he was shot or got injured some other way - has a long history of spewing racial and other epithets on a police-oriented online forum. The Globe gives a taste of the comments by "Big Irish," many of which they don't quote verbatim because the Globe is still a family newspaper, but one of which he concludes:

Fuck the people of Mission Hill and Roxbury!! They don't give a rats ass about us!!

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