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Pressure Is Rising to Cut Police Budgets, but the Mayor Isn’t Completely on Board

Never before has the rallying cry to reform policing as we know it been this loud—or this sweeping. Demands for increased use of body cameras, […]

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Police Shooting in Dorchester Is “Tragic and Traumatizing,” Mayor Walsh Says

After police shot and killed a 19-year-old suspect who allegedly fired at officers in Dorchester, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is calling the incident “tragic and traumatizing.” […]

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Boston Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead in Roxbury

A Boston police officer shot multiple times is expected to be OK after a violent early morning traffic stop in Roxbury Friday that left a suspect […]

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A Boston Police Officer Is on Leave after Strippers Stole His Gun

Look we’ve all been there, right? A Boston police officer’s weekend getaway to Rhode Island was cut short on Saturday when he discovered that the two women […]

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New Details Emerge about Victor Peña after Alleged Kidnapping

Police say 23-year-old Olivia Ambrose, who was found alive in Charlestown on Tuesday after a three-day search, was in tears as they made their way into […]

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More Good News: Missing Boston Teenager Has Been Found

Maria Fernandez, the Boston teenager who had been missing for more than a week, has been found, police said Wednesday morning. Fernandez was reported missing […]

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UPDATE: Olivia Ambrose, Missing Since Saturday, Has Been Found Alive

Olivia Ambrose, the 23-year-old who had been missing since Saturday after she was last seen at a downtown Boston bar, has been found alive. Police […]

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The ACLU Is Suing for Info on How a Boston Police Database Helps ICE

The “sanctuary city” status Boston has adopted is meant to send the message to all of us that local government is not interested in helping round […]

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Psych! BPD Commissioner William Evans Is Leaving after All

Less than a month after he and Mayor Walsh denied reports on the move, BPD Commissioner William Evans announced Monday morning that he plans to leave […]

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BPD Commissioner William Evans Denies Rumors He Plans to Leave

Update: Both Evans and Walsh have now denied the rumors. “He’s the police commissioner,” Walsh said, according to the Boston Herald. ““I hate these rumors … they’re not true,” […]

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Marty Walsh Says Boston Will Fund Police Body Cameras

Mayor Marty Walsh pledged to fund body cameras for the Boston Police Department on Monday, and the force could be outfitted with the devices by […]

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Boston Police Department Apologizes for Black History Month Tweet

Update: February 12 at 12:18 p.m.: Later on Monday, Mayor Marty Walsh issued a statement condemning the police department’s tweet. Walsh did not mince words and said the […]

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Here’s Where Boston Issues the Most Parking Tickets

When it’s not the meters, it’s a snow emergency. And if it’s neither of those, it’s probably a resident-only spot or home to some very specific street-cleaning […]

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The Boston Police Department Has Drones

Pretty soon, that drone buzzing over your head might not be piloted by a hobbyist leaf-peeping from the sky, or a videographer capturing a wedding day […]

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Boston Cop Who Made Racially Charged Video Says He’s Not Racist

The white Boston Police officer who made a video about a fellow cop that included the line “black people have met their match” wants you […]