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Boston police amp up MBTA station patrols after NYC terror attack

The Boston Police Department is amping up patrols around major MBTA stations after a terror attack in the New York City subway near Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning. The explosion injured four people, including the suspect Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:43pm

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Boston police officer charged for stealing money from evidence room

A Boston police officer has been indicted after officials say that he stole money from a file of a closed bank robbery case within the police department’s evidence room. Authorities say Joseph Nee, 44, stole about $2,000 and was attempting to launder the money at Plainridge Park Casino. Nee...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:58am

Boston police officer suspended after racially insensitive video

A Boston police officer has been suspended after making a video with the tagline, “This summer, black people have met their match.” The officer, Joseph DeAngelo Jr., will be suspended for six months without pay, police officials announced. Boston Police Department Commissioner...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:05am

Alleged killer of Boston toddler called her 'demon,' mother testifies

The man accused of murdering a 2-1/2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston beach in 2015, sparking a months-long search for her identity, called the child a "demon" after punching her to death, the girl's mother said on Friday. "He said it was her time to die, she was a...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

This is the most dangerous school zone in Boston

Parents might want to think twice before sending their students off to school alone — a recent study shows that school zones are hotbeds of crime. The most dangerous school zone in Boston? That would be around James P. Timilty Middle School. Serving grades six to eight, more than 280 crimes...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:31pm

Boston fentanyl bust 'major' win in fight against opioids: DA

It wasn't hamburger wrapped in green saran wrap that police found during a raid of Boston restaurant Tuesday— it was fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that's been linked to a rising number of overdose deaths in Massachusetts and across the country.During a raid of D’Raffa Restaurant in...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:08pm

Boston woman dragged by friend's car, dies

A 29-year-old woman has died from injuries after she was dragged by a car through the streets of Boston.Cusandra Webb of Dorchester was dragged more than a third of a mile down Massachusetts Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.Webb and the driver of the car, Brianna Smith, 26, of Boston...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:37am

Boston student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school: Police

A teenager who allegedly carried a loaded gun to school in his backpack was arrested Thursday, police said.The 17-year-old Dorchester boy, who was not identified because of his age, was arrested at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester after a school staff member found ahandgun inside his...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:57pm

Alleged pimp in jail after preying on drug-addicted women

A Boston man accused of pimping out multiple women after he got them addicted to drugs is in jailWednesday, authorities said.Prosecutors allege Hendricks Mario Berdet, 31, supplied at least six women with drugs, including heroin and cocaine, in exchange for engaging in commercial sexual activity...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:09pm

Rachelle Bond guilty of helping cover up daughter's murder

Rachelle Bond, mother of Bella Bond, who’s decomposing body washed up on the Boston shore in 2015, pleaded guilty Friday to helping cover up her daughter’s murder.Bond was charged as an accessory after the fact in the slaying of 2-year-old Bella Bond. She also faced larceny charges for continuing...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 10:37pm

2 in custody when gun was fired at Boston Public Schools headquarters

Two teenage boys were in custody Wednesday after a gun was fired in the lobby of the Boston Public School headquarters in Roxbury, police confirmed. No one was injured.Boston Police were called to 2300 Washington St. at 9:20 a.m. after the shot was heard during a scuffle between the two boys in the...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:09pm

William Shakespeare charged with murder

William Shakespeare has been charged with murder.A 29-year-old fugitive bearing the name of the literary giant is accused of killing another man in a Mattapan barber shop on June 14, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement.Shakespeare was arrested Tuesday morning in the...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:19am

Boston Police privacy policy 'needs work,' ACLU says

Amid privacy concerns and a backlash from civil rights proponents, the Boston Police Department is scrapping a $1.4 million plan to monitor and collect data off of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook — at least for now.City and police officials plan to re-draft a proposal for analytic...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:48pm

Police Foundation receives $463K to fight violent extremism

In an effort to combat violent extremism, the Boston Police Foundation will receive $463,185 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security.“In this age of self-radicalization and terrorist-inspired acts of violence, domestic-based efforts to counter violent extremism have become a homeland...

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 2:40pm

Boston police officers to become 'bigs' to city's youths

Jeff Lopes has been a “big brother” to a Dorchester high schooler since March 2015. Lopes himself grew in Dorchester and he saw a lot of friends fall into what he called “the wrong path.” He wanted to help other kids avoid that.Lopes is also a police officer, and soon more of his colleagues will...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:22pm

Prison time for circus troupe owner who secretly recorded underage performers

The owner of a circus troupe who worked with underage performers was sentenced to two years behind bars Wednesday after pleading guilty to secretly recording them in hotel rooms, authorities said.William H. Allen of Athens, Georgia used hisposition as a co-owner ofCirque de la Symphonie— a company...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 5:35pm

City council wants more mental health clinicians to work with police

The police-shooting of a mentally disturbed man less than three months ago prompted the Boston City Council on Wednesday to consider adding more social workers to the force to help diffuse confrontations with such individuals.In the first council meeting of 2017, City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:19pm

22-year-old woman hit, killed by car in Boston during snowstorm

A young woman was hit by a car and killed while walking on street in Mission Hill during Saturday's snowstorm, police said.Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash, WCVB reported.Jessica Cosman, 22, of North Grafton, was was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which happened at...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 5:43pm

Boston speed limit drops to 25 mph Monday

Better slow down. The speed limit on Boston streets drops to 25 mph Monday.The city council voted on Nov. 30 to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph in order to make city streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.RELATED:Boston drops city speed limit to 25 mph"No one wants to be involved in a...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 5:15pm