A State Trooper is Suing the Massachusetts Police for Forcing Him to Falsify Documents
Ryan Sceviour arrested Alli Bibaud, the daughter of Judge Timothy Bibaud, in October.
A state trooper is suing Massachusetts Police commanders on claims that they forced him to falsify case records.
On October 16, Alli Bibaud crashed her 2000 Toyota Corolla into a guardrail along Interstate 190 and was found by trooper Ryan Sceviour. The 30-year-old Bibaud “appeared lethargic and groggy” at the scene of the incident, and she reportedly smelled of alcohol. Bibaud admitted to using heroine earlier in the day, and Sceviour found heroin usage paraphernalia inside her car.
Bibaud’s blood alcohol content was nearly three-times the legal limit the night she was arrested, and, according to Sceviour’s police report, her inconsistent state of consciousness made it impossible to take her fingerprints.
Along the way, Bibaud also offered to perform sexual favors for Sceviour in exchange for leniency and told him her father was a judge—but those references are blacked out in the public report. According to the Boston Globe, two days after the accident, Sceviour was ordered by a state trooper to remove details related to Bibaud’s sexual history and her father, Judge Timothy Bibaud, from the police report. Judge Bibaud presides over a drug court in Dudley.
According to the Washington Post, Sceviour claims he was forced to illegally tamper with court documents, and the orders of his superiors “have negatively impacted his employment, and have caused him severe emotional distress.”
A spokesman for the State Police told the Globe the order to alter the report was legal and came from Colonel Richard D. McKeon, who is named as a defendant in the case. The spokesman went on to defend McKeon’s actions, saying in a statement the redacted material was not relevant to Bibaud’s arrest and was “sensationalistic and inflammatory.”
Judge Bibaud denied that he had a hand in changing the documents and that his daughter was receiving any sort of preferential treatment, telling Worcester Magazine, “she’s going to taste her medicine like she deserves.”