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Boston Motor Patrol

October 9, 2012

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

Sinaloa Cartel's N.H.-Europe Drug Pipeline Uncovered

September 4, 2012
A three-year investigation led by the FBI's Boston field office netted a cartel kingpin's cousin, 346 kilos of cocaine, and the discovery of a new trafficking route from Spain to New Hampshire.

Report: Citizen Videos of Cops Can Be Misleading

April 17, 2012

The photos and videos captured by civilians of arrests and other police activity often don't tell the whole story and often create more confusion than clarity, according to this WBZ-TV report.

Boston Cops Quarantined After Chemical Suicide

April 10, 2012

Four Boston Police officers who responded to a chemical suicide were cleared, after entering the home of a woman who injested sodium azide, a substance similar to cyanide.

Black Boston Officers File Discrimination Suit

February 15, 2012
Nine black Boston police supervisors failed to advance in the department because of a discriminatory exam, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday that underscores the long-running tension between minority officers and department commanders.

Video: Mass. Denies Benefits To Police Widow

December 29, 2011
The widow of a Boston Police officer has been fighting the state for accidental death benefits for 13 years since her husband's death from Hepatitis C.

Boston Police Widow's Fight

December 29, 2011

The widow of a Boston Police officer has been fighting the state for accidental death benefits for 13 years since her husband's death from Hepatitis C.

Boston Graduates First Recruit Class In Three Years

June 16, 2011
Sixty-four Boston Police recruits have graduated from the academy and will join the ranks of the 2,072-officer force next week.

Boston Cop Wounded Exchanging Fire with Subject

June 14, 2011
A Boston Police officer was hospitalized after he exchanged fire with a man who threatened police after his girlfriend called 911 to report he had assaulted her. Officer Shawn Marando was hit in the leg when he was caught in the crossfire with Tyrone Cummings.

Boston PD Seeks Jurisdiction Over Waterfront

June 2, 2011
Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said yesterday that city police are better equipped to respond to crimes in areas such as the Seaport District and Carson Beach that technically are part of Boston but that fall under State Police jurisdiction.

Wounded in Iraq, Boston Officer Thrives in New Role

May 31, 2011
Terrence "Shane" Burke was an ambitious Boston police officer and avid runner when he went off to war. He is now a crime scene technician for the department. Wearing his prosthesis — and ignoring the plate in his left forearm and the screws in his right ankle — he runs as many 5K road races as he can without tearing his skin grafts.

Boston Cop's SUV Collides with Fire Truck

April 6, 2011
An off-duty Boston Police officer driving a silver SUV collided with a fire truck Tuesday afternoon in a Mattapan intersection, badly damaging the vehicles and knocking down signal poles.

Trooper Arrested After Pointing Gun at Off-Duty Boston Cop

September 26, 2010
An 18-year Massachusetts State Police veteran and Army hero was arrested Saturday morning, after he allegedly drove drunk, pointed a gun at an off-duty Boston police officer and fired a shot into the ceiling of his house.

City of Boston Will Pay Officers $16.5 Million To Settle Labor Suit

August 24, 2010
According to the report, the award covers a nine-year period ending in 2003 in which members of the now-defunct Boston Municipal Police Department were assigned to properties owned by the Boston Housing Authority. The state Division of Labor ruled that work there legally belonged to the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.

Criminals Increasingly Mutilate Fingers To Avoid Fingerprint ID

July 26, 2010
The case represents an increasing trend where criminals mutilate their fingertips so they can't be connected by police to their earlier crimes. The Suffolk County district attorney said the trend has been increasingly on display during "heavy weight drug cases."

Boston Police Supervisors to Get Pay Raise

July 16, 2010
The highest-ranking supervisors in the Boston Police Department are expected to receive 14 percent salary boosts, which city officials say is necessary to keep their pay on par with that of the officers they oversee.

Boston PD's Gang Flier Meant to 'Shame' Members

June 2, 2010
The flier with mugshots was distributed in the neighborhood where 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis was killed. The men and gang were not identified in the flier because Commissioner Ed Davis said he didn't want to give credence to the group.

Boston Detective Arraigned on 34 Counts of Fraud

March 25, 2010
A Boston police detective who was once named a “top cop’’ for good police work was arraigned yesterday in federal court on charges he faked injuries and defrauded the city and a private insurer in a disability scam, prosecutors said.

Review Finds Boston Police Didn't Cause Celtic Fan's Death

November 10, 2009
Police made "missteps" while arresting the man, who died while in custody, but did not cause his death, according to the report.

Boston Officer Claims Colleague Raped Her

October 27, 2009
A Boston police officer has filed a restraining order against another officer in the department, claiming that he assaulted her and stalked her, the Boston Globe reports.
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