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William Evans Will Become Boston’s New Police Commissioner

To anyone who compared Tom Menino with his successor, Mayor Marty Walsh: Congratulations, you may have been dead on. In an announcement late Tuesday night […]

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Boston Police Won’t Disclose Officer Involved in Summertime Cyclist Crash

It’s been months, and the Boston Police Department still refuses to disclose which of its on-duty officers struck and injured a bicyclist downtown during the […]

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Why Liquor License Laws Aren’t the Only Things That Need To Change

City officials in charge of making sure that bars and restaurants are complying with the state liquor laws are likely scoping out websites where organizers […]

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BPD Officer, ‘Boston’s Finest’ Cast Member, Reportedly Took His Own Life

A Boston Police Officer who made a regular appearance on a show produced by Donnie Wahlberg died last week, after reportedly taking his own life, […]

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Boston Police’s Spokeswoman Helped Ring the Bell for the Twitter IPO

@SirPatrickStew, @VivienneHarr, Fiandaca of @Bostonpolice and @ev look on during the Twitter Inc IPO http://t.co/dUyugGfF7k — Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) November 7, 2013 Boston police spokeswoman […]

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Menino Appoints Superintendent William Evans As Interim Police Commissioner

Mayor Tom Menino announced Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s replacement on Friday as the city’s top cop prepared to step down from his role after […]

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Survey Says: Street Harassment Is a Problem in Boston

In August, hundreds of Boston residents weighed in on what they consider to be street harassment, and if the results of the first-ever survey are […]

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From Tweets to the Streets: Gang Activity Starts Online and Leads to Violence

Gang feuds are no longer a product exclusively of the streets, fueled by insults that spread by word of mouth or through graffiti tags on […]

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Police Commissioner Ed Davis Announces His Resignation

In the New Year, Boston will have a new mayor and a new head of the police department. On Monday morning, after much speculation and […]

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The Mixed Legacy of Ed Davis

Less than a month ago, I spent more than an hour grilling Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis for an article that appears in the October […]

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America’s Most Wanted?

In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis became a national media celebrity. Some reports even had him being considered for secretary of homeland security. Where did these rumors come from, and what do they tell us about Davis himself?

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MassBike and Boston Police Team Up to Educate Officers About Interactions Between Cyclists and Drivers

MassBike and Boston Police are collaborating on some new material so that officers around the state can get up to date with the current bike […]

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Fundraiser Started For Homeless Man Who Turned In $40,000, Passport

UPDATE 09/19: For the latest on the Fundraiser, go here.  UPDATE 09/16: A fundraiser started for a homeless man in Boston who turned in a backpack […]

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Police Are Learning About the Pros and Cons of the Latest Developments In Technology

As technology advances, so does its use by law enforcement officials when responding to police calls, or dealing with certain crimes. For the first-time ever […]

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Boston Police 2.0

The Boston Police Department, in the midst of a digital transformation, ironically bungled the opening of minutes of Thursday’s Twitter diversity forum by tweeting under the […]