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Scuffle Between Boston Cop and Civilian Captured on Video

Boston police are looking into an incident captured on video between an off-duty officer and a civilian in Back Bay. According to the Associated Press, […]

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Three Crowdfunding FOIA Requests That Need Your Help

March 13-19 is Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative spotlighting the importance of open government and public records to a thriving democracy. Public records ought to […]

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Boston Police Union Lawyer: 16-Year-Old Girls Have All Seen Penises on the Internet

The lawyer for a Boston Police officer accused of sending sexual images to a 16-year-old girl says the alleged victim shouldn’t have been shocked, as […]

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Report: Boston Police Need to Diversify Ranks, Rein in Overtime Spending

A recently completed outside audit of the Boston Police Department found the agency needs to diversify its ranks to more accurately reflect the changing face […]

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Northeastern University to Equip Police with Semiautomatic Rifles

Update: Thursday, 1:37 p.m. In a joint letter to Northeastern president Joseph Aoun, Boston City Councilors Tito Jackson and Josh Zakim have condemned the school’s […]

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Police Detonate Suspicious Suitcase Near Coast Guard Office in Seaport

Update: Friday, 2:10 p.m.   Boston police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the man in this photo in relation to the incident. Anyone […]

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Boston Police Confirms It Uses Controversial ‘StingRay’ Cell Phone Trackers

Boston police have confirmed they use devices capable of secretly tracking the location of cell phones, a practice critics consider not only a violation of the […]

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Proposed Bill Would Hide Internal Police Investigations from Public

Update: Tuesday, 3:53 p.m. State Rep. Nick Collins said in a statement to Boston magazine: This bill is a starting point for a much-needed conversation about […]

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Police Arrest Two After Alleged Facebook Threats Targeting Pokemon World Championships

Boston police arrested two Iowa men at a Saugus hotel Saturday after learning of threats of violence made over social media to attendees of the […]

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The Cute Boston Police Puppy Has a Name

The Boston Police Department’s newest member finally has a name. The 10-week-old Belgian Shepherd puppy that just joined the department’s K-9 unit will now be known […]

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Name the Boston Police Department’s Cute New Puppy

The Boston Police Department wants you to come up with a name for the newest addition to its K-9 unit. The puppy is a nine-week-old […]

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Boston Police Commissioner Wants Laws on Civilians Recording Cops

The concerns Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has about the use of cell phone cameras to record daily encounters between civilians and police officers are […]

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Boston Police: We Didn’t Omit Racial Slurs About Officer’s Arrest

In a report posted to the Boston Police Department’s blog, the department failed to include details about one of their own off-duty officers using racial […]

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A BPD Officer’s Arrest Comes at a Tense Time

A Boston police officer’s alleged assault of an Uber driver comes at a decidedly tense time for police relations. In the past months, Boston residents […]

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Group Continues Push to Get Cops to Wear Body Cameras

While Mayor Marty Walsh is in no rush to force Boston Police officers to wear cameras strapped to their chests, a group dedicated to bringing more accountability […]