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Former Massachusetts Officer Convicted of "Straw" Gun Purchases

September 18, 2018
A jury has convicted 38-year-old Adarbaad Karani—a former officer with the Boston (MA) Police Department—of using his professional credentials to illegally buy two handguns for civilian acquaintances.

Massachusetts Officer Worked while His Home Burned in Gas Fires

September 17, 2018
Even when he was told about the fire, Soto continued working with fellow police officers in the Andover Street area.

Massachusetts Officer Struck by Car in February Returns to Duty

September 11, 2018
Officer Luis Santos with the Auburn (MA) Police Department has returned to duty, according to a post on the Auburn Police Association Facebook page.

Massachusetts Officers Treated for Opioid Exposure After Responding to Fatal Overdose

September 2, 2018
Two Sterling, MA, Police officers and one Massachusetts State Police trooper were treated for opioid exposure after responding to a fatal overdose on Friday.

Gunman in Massachusetts Opens Fire on 2 Officers, Neither is Injured

August 28, 2018
The officers had been responding to a man-with-a-gun call and had just begun to approach a man fitting the description of the subject when the assailant opened fire.

Chiefs Blast Senator's Remark About 'Racist' Criminal Justice System

August 13, 2018
Last week while speaking before an audience at Dillard University — whose student body is predominantly African American — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said that the American criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back." Warren's comments quickly drew the ire of law enforcement leaders across her state.

Video: Retiring Massachusetts Officer Surprised by Son on Final Radio Call

August 7, 2018
Officer Duane Ledoux — who served with the Southbridge Police Department for more than 30 years — became emotional when the final radio call announcing his retirement was delivered by his own son. Ledoux's son Nate had flown across the country to send his father off.

Boston Police Blocked from Helping Officer Being Assaulted by Teen

August 6, 2018
Officers attempting to come to the aid of an officer who was being kicked in the face by a juvenile at a community center were denied access to the ongoing assault by a front desk worker who feared being reprimanded by her boss.

Boston to Expand Body Camera Program for Police Officers, Mayor Says

August 3, 2018
More Boston police officers will wear body cameras after the city's mayor announced he is expanding the program following the release of a report that found a pilot program generated "meaningful benefits" between encounters of officers and residents.

Massachusetts Town's Entire Department Quits, Citing Safety Issues

July 31, 2018
Citing poor equipment and unsafe working conditions, Interim Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki and three other officers submitted their resignations in a letter to town officials on Monday.

3 Arrested in Connection to Shooting of 2 Massachusetts Police Officers

July 30, 2018
Police have arrested three individuals in connection to a shootout in Falmouth, MA, that left Officers Donald DeMiranda and Ryan Moore injured on Friday afternoon.

Boston Gets First Ever African-American Police Commissioner

July 24, 2018
Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross—second-in-command to retiring Boston Police Commissioner William Evans—will become the next commissioner, the first person of color ever to hold the position.

Massachusetts Police: Fewer Recruit Applicants Amid Killings, Scrutiny

July 24, 2018
The Boston (MA) Police Department — as well as agencies throughout Massachusetts — is seeing a massive decline in the number of people seeking entry-level law enforcement jobs.

Massachusetts Trooper Admits Receiving Free Guns from Dealer

July 23, 2018
A Massachusetts State Police trooper has admitted receiving free guns from a state-contracted firearms dealer and is cooperating with prosecutors in an ongoing criminal investigation into the sale of department weapons.

Massachusetts Police Seize Guns, Drugs, Cash in 4 Simultaneous Raids

July 20, 2018
The raids were conducted by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and C3 community policing unit, as well as officers from the FBI Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and Holyoke police.

Murder of Massachusetts Officer Spurs Death Penalty Discussion

July 19, 2018
The debate over the death penalty has been reignited in the wake of the murder of Weymouth (MA) Police Sergeant Michael Chesna.

Massachusetts Officer Shot, Killed with Own Gun

July 16, 2018
Officer Michael Chesna, 42, was killed when a suspect identified as Emanuel Lopes, 20, struck Chesna in the head with a large rock, took his gun and then shot Chesna in the head and chest, the Norfolk District Attorney's Office said.

Video: Massachusetts Department's Ice Cream Truck Delivers "Copsicles"

July 12, 2018
The Pittsfield (MA) Police Department recently purchased their own ice cream truck so they can give away ice cream and "copsicles" to the community.

Massachusetts Department Gets Ice Cream Truck to Deliver "Copsicles"

July 12, 2018
The Pittsfield (MA) Police Department recently purchased their own ice cream truck so they can give away ice cream and "copsicles" to the community. More Here.

Boston Officer Dives into Vehicle, Wrestles with Driver at Traffic Stop

July 4, 2018
"After a lengthy struggle, the officer was able to rip the keys out of the ignition while bringing the car to a rolling stop," the Boston Police Department wrote in a news release. "With the vehicle stopped, officers immediately took the suspect into custody."
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