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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 […]

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The Spat Between Ed Davis, Minority Officers Association Reaches a Boil

An angry spat between Police Commissioner Ed Davis and a minority police officer’s association over fairness in promotions and discipline is escalating. Davis took to […]

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One Dead, Two In Serious Condition After Alleged Drug Overdoses At House of Blues Event

Boston Police and homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances stemming from a performance held at the House of Blues on Tuesday night after one person […]

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Boston Police Offer Tips to Identify Licensed Taxis After Recent Assaults

After two women trying to hail cabs were reportedly sexually assaulted by the drivers, in two separate incidents in as many weeks,  police issued both […]

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After Failing to Publicize a Rape, State Police Fix Press Procedures

After taking flak for keeping the alleged rape of a 21-year-old in Newton under wraps for 10 days, State Police said Friday they will now promptly […]

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Officials Will Charge Edwin Alemany for Amy Lord’s Murder

Police have been working “around the clock” since South Boston resident Amy Lord’s body was found in a section of the Stony Brook Reservation in […]

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Boston Police Don’t Want To Re-Hire Twice-Fired Officer

The saga of Boston Police Officer David C. Williams and the city of Boston continues. Williams is the Boston Police officer the city can’t seem […]

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Police: Shots Fired At Mass. Eye And Ear Infirmary

Parts of Boston were blocked off near Charles Street on Wednesday after police say a man shot an officer while inside the emergency room section […]

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Boston Strangler’s DNA Matched to Crime Scene Evidence From Last Murder

A week after the body of Albert DeSalvo, the man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler, was exhumed, police said the DNA extracted from […]

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Police Make Major Breakthrough in the Boston Strangler Case

After more than 50 years, “incredible advances” in DNA technology have tied the man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler to the last of […]