At present, it has approximately 2, officers, of them being uniformed troopers, and civilian support staff—making it the largest law enforcement agency in New England. It investigates instances of wrongful deaths in most Massachusetts cities. Andrew when he signed a law creating the State Constabulary on May 16,
According to the Boston Globethe officer has filed a lawsuit against top commanders, alleging that he was ordered to change the details of a police report pertaining to an Oct. The document contained details about the arrest of Alli Bibaud, who crashed her car on Route I at about p. When he arrived on the scene, Sceviour noted that he smelled alcohol on Bibaud and found what he described as a "heroin kit," which included needles and a spoon, in the vehicle.
Dozens of Palestinian youths gathered by the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, though the area remained mostly quiet, a day after deadly violence broke out in one of the biggest Palestinian demonstrations there in years. In the southern Gaza Strip, residents said Israeli troops fired warning shots toward a crowd of youths, some of whom burned tyres. Health officials said two people were wounded and an Israeli military spokesman said he was checking the details.
Trooper Thomas Clardy, 44, was struck by a car while he was conducting a traffic stop in the breakdown lane. His normal shift starts at 3 p. He was assigned to the Charlton Barracks in November According to Colonel Richard McKeon, Clardy was well-liked by his colleagues and "had a reputation as a hard worker, a good trooper and a great man.
Daren DeJong, 56, of Uxbridge, was led Wednesday afternoon into US District Court in Boston in leg irons and handcuffs for his initial appearance on a charge of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. He was released without bail after the brief session, but ordered to avoid any contact with former colleagues in Troop E, the now-disbanded State Police unit linked to a growing overtime scandal. He was also required to turn over all of his firearms.
Jason Cabot, with an address in San Francisco alleges that Trooper William Lewis and other unidentified troopers wrongfully arrested him shortly after he arrived in Boston on a flight from the west coast. While waiting in the lobby, Cabot received a call from Sigal who asked how long the wait would take. Cabot and Mr.
Over the next six months, about state troopers will wear a body camera as they patrol the state and interact with residents as part of a pilot program put into place with other reforms intended to rebuild public trust in the agency. The pilot is meant to allow the State Police to evaluate equipment from several different vendors and officials said the cameras "will provide an additional level of accountability and accuracy for Troopers during their interactions with the public, increase officer safety, and enhance the ability to accurately document the actions of criminal offenders. After a series of scandals tainted the State Police's reputation, Gov.
Federal prosecutors say troopers from a troubled State Police unit had a quota system for issuing tickets to motorists, a practice that state courts have deemed unconstitutional and agency officials have repeatedly denied exists. Members of the now-disbanded Troop E were expected to issue at least eight citations during their shifts under a specialized overtime program, which dozens of troopers allegedly abused to collect fraudulent overtime, according to prosecutors. The allegation emerged last week in a sentencing memo for former trooper Eric Chin, who pleaded guilty late last year to embezzlement as part of the federal investigation into overtime abuses at the agency.
Around noon Trooper Thomas Clardy, 44, was killed on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike after pulling over another car. His cruiser was pushed into the Tahoe with a lot of force and then bounced off onto the grassy side of the highway. Clardy suffered traumatic injuries and received CPR and emergency first aid on scene, and was then taken by ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, where he died.