On the same day Boston’s new police commissioner promised a crackdown on violent crime, the city had its first two homicides of the new year.
On Thursday, William Gross became the first African American Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department, the #2 person on the force.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh formally named 31-year department veteran William Evans as the city’s new police commissioner Thursday.
While the number of homicides in the city of Boston continues to decline, solving those crimes has proven to be somewhat of a challenge for police.
The first three policemen to approach the boat where the second suspected Boston marathon bomber was hiding say they backed off after movement inside led them to call for reinforcements.