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MA Court: Black Men Fleeing from Officers Not Grounds for Suspicion

September 22, 2016
Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so — and should not be deemed suspicious — according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Boston Police Union, Commissioner Spar Over Body Camera Use

September 6, 2016
Boston's police commissioner squared off in court Tuesday with the leader of the city's largest police union over a plan to have 100 officers wear body cameras, as lawyers for each side accused the other of having "unclean hands."

Businesses Working to Bring Back Boston PD's Mounted Unit

August 19, 2016
Boston business leaders are working to help raise the $1 million to $1.5 million needed to get officers back in the saddle, patrolling parks and parades as part of a new mounted unit.

Massachusetts Woman Held Without Bail After Allegedly Biting Off Part of Salem Officer's Ear

August 11, 2016
A rookie Salem, MA, patrol officer was left with a disfiguring injury when a young Marblehead woman bit off part of the officer's ear during an arrest early Sunday, police said.

Massachusetts Police Union Asks Mayor to Remove Black Lives Matter Banner from City Hall

July 22, 2016
Somerville, MA, police officers are asking that the city’s mayor remove a banner supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement from City Hall and replace it with one proclaiming “All Lives Matter.”

Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sale of “Copycat” Rifles

July 21, 2016
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that she will enforce a ban on the sale of what she called "copycat" assault-style weapons, effective immediately.

Off-Duty Massachusetts Officer Saves Little Girl's Life

June 24, 2016
Cambridge (MA) Police Detective Angel Barbosa was off-duty and enjoying time with his family at a country club when a near-tragedy unfolded before him on Memorial Day weekend.

Massachusetts State Police Issue Officer Safety Alert Following Man's Twitter Threats

June 3, 2016
Massachusetts State Police sent out a safety bulletin to law enforcement agencies this week after a Boston man posted a video to Twitter saying he was going to “take a gun” and “kill” police or EMTs.

Hundreds Pay Respects to Fallen Massachusetts Officer

May 26, 2016
There was a showing of officers from as far away as New York City, as hundreds of police officers attended the wake of Auburn, MA, police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

Judge Called Future Massachusetts Cop Killer "Troubling" Then Set $500 Bail

May 24, 2016
“This is troubling. Authority means nothing to him, it’s exactly the opposite,” said Judge Andrew L. Mandell. “It was awhile ago but he got two and a half years in jail for assault and battery on a police officer along with another, more significant sentence."

Suspected Massachusetts Cop Killer Dead, Trooper Wounded

May 23, 2016
An Auburn, MA, police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Sunday, setting off a massive daylong manhunt that ended in an explosion of gunfire when the suspect burst from a bedroom closet, opened fire, and was fatally shot by police.

Massachusetts Officer Shot, Killed at Traffic Stop

May 22, 2016
An Auburn, MA, Police officer was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.

Massachusetts Officer Seriously Injured by Construction Vehicle Directing Traffic

May 13, 2016
A police officer was flown to the hospital Monday after suffering serious head injuries in a construction incident in Milford, MA.

Boston Officer Saves 18 People in Townhouse Fire

May 3, 2016
"You could see the flames and it didn’t look good. As soon as I exited my cruiser, people started pointing to the building and yelling that there were still people inside."

2 Boston Officers Injured in Confrontation with Library Patron

April 26, 2016
Two police officers were injured Monday in a scuffle with a Boston Public Library patron who had refused to leave an exhibition hall at the institution’s central branch in Copley Square, officials said.

Massachusetts Officer Wounded in Firearms Training Incident

April 15, 2016
Federal officials are investigating a non-fatal shooting involving police instructors that took place at a training range at the U.S. Army Reserve installation at Fort Devens in Massachusetts on Wednesday.

New Massachusetts State Police Unit to Target Child Trafficking

April 7, 2016
Top Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday a new four-person State Police unit targeting human trafficking cases that involve children.

Driver May Have Deliberately Crashed into Fallen Massachusetts State Police Trooper’s Car

March 28, 2016
Investigators reconstructing a fatal crash that killed a Massachusetts State Trooper on March 16 are probing the possibility that the driver deliberately slammed his car into the trooper’s SUV at the side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Massachusetts Trooper Killed in Turnpike Crash

March 17, 2016
Flags across Massachusetts flew at half-staff Thursday in honor of State Trooper Thomas Clardy who was killed in the line of duty.

Massachusetts PD Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

March 11, 2016
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Lanesborough (MA) Police Department in the form of Automated External Defibrillators to be carried in the Department's patrol cars.
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