BPD Launches Internal Investigation Over Body Camera Video From ProtestAn internal investigation is underway at the Boston Police Department after body camera footage was released from the night protests broke out in Boston over the killing of George Floyd.
Gov. Baker Sends Police Accountability Bill Back To LawmakersMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker returned a police accountability bill to state lawmakers Thursday, asking for changes before he can sign the legislation.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Police Accountability BillThe bill would ban the use of chokeholds, limit the use of deadly force, and create a duty to intervene for police officers when witnessing another officer using force beyond what is necessary or reasonable under the circumstances.
Mass. Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Police Reform BillAfter months of negotiations, Massachusetts state lawmakers have reached an agreement on a major police reform bill.
Providence Man Charged With Setting Cruiser On Fire During George Floyd ProtestsLuis Joel Sierra, 34, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Providence on Friday.
'Tremendous Irony': Boston Police Were Paid $5.8 Million In Overtime Tied To ProtestsOvertime spending on police in Boston, which has regularly hosted large events, has become commonplace.
Mixed Reaction As Mass. House Reveals Police Reform Bill The Massachusetts House released its own police reform bill that includes a police certification process, standardizes training across the state and makes officer discipline records more readily available to the public.
Massachusetts Senate's Reform Bill Targets Police Tactics, RacismThe bill would create a process for certifying and de-certifying officers and impose new limits on the use of force.
Salem Police Captain Demoted After Tweet From Department Account Criticizing ProtestersA Salem police captain has been demoted two levels to sergeant after she tweeted from the department's official account criticizing protesters in Boston.
Baker 'Pleased' After 2.5% Of 17,617 Test Positive For Coronavirus At Sites For ProtestersMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is "obviously pleased" by coronavirus test results following statewide protests in recent weeks.
Keller @ Large: Corporate America Could Make Real Impact In Fight For Racial JusticeIn the weeks since the death of George Floyd, many companies have pledged to address racial inequality. But will it really happen?
Young People Empowered To Push For A Change Amidst A PandemicMany of the demonstrators behind the movement that has sparked nationwide protests are young people.
Baker Proposes Police Officer Certification System For Massachusetts; 'We Need One'Gov. Charlie Baker proposed new legislation on police reform Wednesday.
MBTA Bans Chokeholds For Transit PoliceThe MBTA has made reforms to transit policing in line with many of the reforms happening around Massachusetts.
MIT Catholic Chaplain Resigns Following George Floyd CommentsA Catholic chaplain at MIT has resigned over comments he made about the death of George Floyd.