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Secretary Bill Galvin Nominated for Golden Padlock Award

For the second year in a row, Massachusetts is in the running for a Golden Padlock Award. Like a Razzie, this is the kind of award you don’t […]

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State Trooper Accused of Choking Girlfriend Released on Bail

A veteran state trooper accused of drunkenly choking his girlfriend inside their Boxboro apartment has been released on bail. Robert A. Sundberg III was arrested […]

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Woman, Cat Stopped on I-495 for Cardboard License Plate

A state trooper stopped a woman who was driving down I-495 with an “obvious license plate violation,” which is an exceedingly kind euphemism for “half-assed, cardboard, […]

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Massachusetts State Police Arming Troopers With Tasers

Massachusetts State Police has purchased nearly 900 Tasers, once carried only by tactical operations teams, and will begin arming its troopers with the non-lethal, electric stun weapon […]

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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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Massachusetts State Police Named Most Secretive Public Agency in America

Like a Razzie, the Golden Padlock is not the kind of award you want to win. Awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Golden […]

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On-Duty State Trooper Caught on Video Saying He Doesn’t Care About Bike Lanes [Updated]

Update, Friday, 12:08 p.m.:  The State Police issued the following updated statement, noting that they will “counsel the trooper who spoke to the cyclist about […]

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Six Activists Extricated From Cement-Filled Barrels During Protest

It was a recipe for civil action. Activists who took part in an early morning protest that brought traffic to a standstill on I-93 southbound […]

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Stuck Truck Stalls Morning Commute on Storrow Drive

Turns out, not only students returning to Boston for the new school year manage to get their moving trucks wedged underneath overpasses. On Thursday morning, traffic came […]

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Mass. State Police’s ‘Truck Team’ Cracks Down on Unsecured Cargo

Thanks in part to an unsecured ax that flew off the back of a truck and nearly crashed through a driver’s windshield over the summer, […]

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PR Fail, Or a Really Good Photoshop Job? [Updated]

Update: After an “investigation,” police admitted that an image of the offensive sticker wasn’t photoshopped, and that a trooper actually removed it from his vehicle. @chriskantos Tpr removed […]

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An Ax Flew Through a Driver’s Windshield on the Highway

Talk about a close call. Massachusetts State Police shared the above image on social media Wednesday after an ax that was on the back of […]

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State Police Seize 1,100 Pounds of Marijuana

State Police seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a Worcester man’s apartment, which was being used as a “stash location” for the drugs, […]

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Texting and Driving Crackdown Continues

It’s tempting to send a message or Tweet with your smartphone while sitting at stoplights, or glance at a text during a drive on the […]

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State Trooper Pens Heartfelt Letter to Fallen Police Dog

Saying goodbye to a pet is hard for anybody that has ever owned one. But when a police officer has to part with his K-9 […]