Thursday, July 31, 2014

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EDIT: On police brutality

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to tweet pictures of them interacting with the city’s policemen with the hashtag #myNYPD. This attempt of promoting a positive image for the department instead backfired into a public-shaming stint by their followers. The #myNYPD Twitter campaign became an outlet for people to erupt […]

William Evans named Boston Police Commissioner

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh formally announced the appointment of Interim Police Commissioner William B. Evans as Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department at a press conference held Thursday morning. “Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department,” Walsh said in a press release Tuesday. “Public safety is one of my […]

Boston Police report decrease in crime for December 2013

The Boston Police Department released information Monday showing crime rates decreasing in Boston by 6 percent between Jan. 1 and Dec. 9, compared to the same period in 2012, a trend which many residents said they could see in their neighborhoods. Amy Farrell, assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern […]

City Council approves salary increase for Boston Police Department

Despite disapproval from several city officials, Boston City Council passed a six-year contract award that will provide a 25.4 percent salary increase for Boston Police Patrolman’s Association members on Wednesday. Councilor John Connolly, who had previously said he was against the raise, was not present for the vote, and the $87 million contract passed 12-0. “We […]

William Evans appointed Interim Police Commissioner

In light of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis retiring, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino appointed Superintendent William Evans Friday as interim police commissioner until the new mayor of Boston choses the permanent commissioner. Davis has played a significant role in the BPD, including handling the 70-day occupation of Dewey Square by Occupy Boston, as well as the capture of Boston Marathon bombing […]