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MA State Police K-9 Shot and Killed by Fugitive Suspect

"It is with tremendous sadness that I announce that a Massachusetts State Police K-9 was killed in the line of duty today," Col. Christopher Mason said. "K-9 Frankie was fatally shot today during an attempt to apprehend a wanted fugitive who had barricaded himself inside a residence."

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MA Agency Released from 1972 Consent Decree

According to Springfield Police, the Massachusetts’s Attorney General’s Office informed Springfield Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood Monday that a judge removed the Springfield Police Department from the 1972 Castro v. Beecher Federal Consent Decree.

Police Unions Sue Boston Over Staffing Levels and Ban on OC at Protests

The Boston Police Superior Officers Federation and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, accused the city council of “unlawful interference” with the department by legislating rather than negotiating the non-lethal weapons restriction over the bargaining table.

Boston Police Union Says Some Officers Have Worked 24 Hours Straight

“Triples, that’s something that really shouldn’t exist,” said Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone.

30-Year Veteran of Boston PD Named Commissioner

Michael Cox, 57, was chosen by the mayor following a six-month search process that yielded four finalists vying to succeed former Commissioner Dennis White.

Boston Police Pull Over 13-Year-Old Driving Car, Carrying Pistol

According to police, when officers removed the 13-year-old from the vehicle, they patted him down and spotted a .380 pistol that fell from his leg area to the ground.

MA Officials ask Federal Court to End Consent Decrees Over Police Hiring

"It is time for the consent decrees to end, at the proposed termination dates, so that all municipalities in Massachusetts may resume hiring entry-level police officers and firefighters in accordance with state law," according to the state's April filing.

Judge Shoots Down “Bias” Questions on MA Police Certification Questionnaire

The Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST, Commission, written into law in 2020, has been seeking to have officers fill out this questionnaire to determine if they have “good moral character” as part of its licensing process.

MA Officer Rescues 5 People from Capsized Boat

As Officer Bodwell piloted the Harbor Patrol boat into the mooring field, he immediately observed an adult male in the water waving an arm for help.

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Girlfriend of MA Officer Found Dead in Snow Indicted for Second-Degree Murder

The girlfriend of a Boston police officer found dead in the snow outside a home in January was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for second-degree murder and other charges.

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