BOSTON (CBS) — Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes retired on Tuesday after a 31-year-long career.

He retirement comes shortly after Colonel Richard McKeon retired amid claims that a trooper was told to change a report after the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

hughespic Second In Command Of Mass. State Police Retires Amid Scandal

Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes (Photo Courtesy: Mass State Police)

Last week, two troopers sued State Police after he said he was ordered to alter a police report so the daughter of Dudley District Judge Timothy Bibaud could avoid embarrassment.

Alli Bibaud, the judge’s daughter, was arrested on drug charges.

richard mckeon Second In Command Of Mass. State Police Retires Amid Scandal

State Police Col. Richard McKeon. (WBZ-TV)

McKeon admitted to ordering changes be made to the report, but State Police said it was an acceptable practice for supervisors to edit reports.

“Traditionally, when a Colonel/Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police leaves his or her position, the Deputy Superintendent resigns as well to allow a new Colonel to select a second-in-command of his or her own choosing,” said Mass. State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio.

“Deputy Superintendent Hughes served honorably in numerous postings, including nearly 20 years in the Gang Unit, an important period at the State Police Academy, and several years as a deputy commander in the Division of Investigative Services.”

Comments (11)
  1. THEY [STATE POLICE LEADERS] WERE CAUGHT IN A MATTER THAT SHOWED A FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP AND CORRUPTION IN THE LEADERS OF THE STATE POLICE,,,,
    CAUGHT TRASHING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN POLICED BY THE STATE AG AND CHIEF JUSTICE…
    CORRUPTION OOJ UTTER DISREGARD FOR LAW…
    MORE RESIGNATIONS ARE A MUST….
    AS HOPEFULLY, A FEDERAL GRAND JURY CLEANS DECADES OF CORRUPTION AND AVOIDANCE OF DUE PROCESS …
    MASSACHUSETTS A STATE OF SHAME!

  2. Sally Somers says:

    sad that they get away with what would get an normal employee fired immediately , here they are offered retirement or a slap on the wrist,, sadly we do nothing about it but give it passing interest at new stations,,

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