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5 Investigtaes: Discipline for Boston police officers frequently overturned


5 INVESTIGATES TEAMING UP WITH NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHO OF JOURNALISM AND MAKING A DISTURBING DISCOVERY ABOUT BOSTON POLICE OFFICERS THE DEPARTMENT WANTS TO SUSPEND OR FIRE MARIA: INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER MIKE BEAUDET REVEALS THE MAJORITY OF DISCIPLINE THAT GOES TO ARBITRATION ENDS UP BEI OVERTURNED WHICH THE POLICE COMMISSIONER SAYS IS PUTTING PROBLEM OFFICERS BACK ON THE FORC>>Reporter: IS INCLUDES SIX OFFICERS THE DEPARTMENT TRIED TO FIRE FOR VARIETY OF REASONS ARE. FROM AN OFFICER WHO TOOKOFF AFTER OFF-DUTY ASSAULT IN A PARK FAY RAGE TO THE STER ACCUSED OF HOLDING A GUN TO SOMEONE’S HEAD WHO OWED H MONEY.>>YOU ARE RIGHT. THEY ARE PUTTING OFFICERS BACK TO WORK. THAT COULD END DAN GR THE PUBLIC AND I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.>>ONE OF THOSE BACK TO WORK OFFICERS IS THIS MAN WHO WAS FIRED IN 2010. IT STEPS FROM A 2005 MURDER AT NIGHTCLUB IN RANDOLPH WHERE HE WAS ACCUSED OF DRIVING THE GETAWAY CAR. HE WAS CLEARED IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL BUT BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATORS STILL BELIEVE HE KNEW THAT HIS CUSS SIN SHOT AND KILLED THE VICTIM BEFORE HE DROVE THE COUSIN HOME. THE ARBITRATOR DISAGREED IN 2012 POINTING TO LACK OF EVIDENCE AND HE WAS REINSTATED.>>NOT ONLY DO THEY COME BACK. WE HAVE TO GIVE HIM A SETTLEMENT FROM THE TIME THEY MISSED. THE ARBITRATION PROCESS WORKS. THAT IS WHY HE IS BACK ON THE FORCE AND DOING WELL IN HIS JOB TODAY.>>IT DOESN’T SURPRISE ME.>>THAT REACTION FROM MICHAEL O’BRIAN, TO THE FINDINGS OF OUR INVESTIGATION SHOWING DISCIPLINE IS USUALLY OVERTURNE>>WILLIAMS CAME FROM AROUND HIM AND GRABBED THE. O’BRIAN WON $1.4 MILLION SETTLE RESPECT THE CITY AFTER A ENCOUNTER WITH OFFICER IN THE NORTH END IN 2009 IN WHICH HE WAS RECORDING VIDEO OF WILLIAMS IN THE PARTNER AFTER THEY RESPONDED TO A CA ACCIDENT.>>YOU KNOW. THE ARM WERE A MY NECK. CANNOT BREATH. I CAN FEEL THE WIND PIPES CLOSING IN. BOSTON POLICE FIRED WILLIAMS IN 2012 BUT REIN STATED THE NEXT YEAR AFTER THE ARBITRATOR RULED WAS GNAT CREDIBLE WITNESSNESS WITH AND IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME BEING FIRED BY THE BOSTON POLICE. HE WAS TERMINATED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE 1995 NEAR FATAL BEATING OF PLAINCLOTHES OFFICER MICHAEL COX WHO WAS MISTAKEN FOR SUSS ECT. AN ARBITRATOR ORDERED WILLIAMS BACK TO WORK IN THE CASE, TOO.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE PEOPLE DON’T CHAN BEHAVIOR. THAT IS WHY WE MAKE DECISION TO ACCEPT FREIGHT THE DEPARTMENT. IT TROUBLES ME.>>DAVE WILLIAMS IS A GOOD OFFICER. DAVE WILLIAMS DID NOT DOE SERVE TO BE FIRED.>>PAT ROSE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOSTON POLICE PATROLMANS ASSOCIATION.>>DO YOU WANT BAD COP ON THEREAT NOT AT ALL. NOT AT ALL. WILL NOT SUPPORT A BAD POLICE OFFICER ON THE STREET.>>ROW SAYS THE NUMBERS DONE INCLUDE THE DOZENS OF OFFICERS FACING DISCIPLINE WHO CHOOSE TO RETIRE. THE UNION ONLY TAKES CASES THROUGH ARBITRATION WHEN IT BELIEVES THE OFFICER HAS BEEN WRONGLY DISCIPLINED.>>ANY OFFICER THAT GOT THE JAW BACK, GOING TO THROUGH ARBITRATION WAS BECAUSE THE FACT DIDN’T SUPPORT FIRING THE OFFICER TO BEGIN WITH.>>THE DEPARTMENTS APPEALING THE LATEST DECISION SEW REMAINS OFF THE FORCE FOR NOW.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE IDEA OF HIM BEING BACK ON THE STREETS TERRIFYING?>>TERRIFY.>>ABSOLUTELY TERRIFY.>>OF THE SIX OFFICERS WHO WERE REIN STATED. TWO EVENTUALLY LOST THEIR JOBS

Reynold King

11 Replies to “5 Investigtaes: Discipline for Boston police officers frequently overturned”

  1. What bullshit. The guy that say's that black cop is a good cop. They always find away to get cleared of there charges,.Corruption

  2. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN RACIST BOSTON WITH RACIST POLICE REVIEW BOARD. AND RACIST INTERNAL AFFAIRS. BUT ATLEAST BOSTON POLICE OFFICERS TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHITE HEROIN JUNKIES DYING, THAT BRINGS ME SO MUCH HOPE TO SEE WHITES DIE EVERYDAY FROM HEROIN AND THE BOSTON POLICE CANT STOP IT. LOL LOL LOL HAHAHAHAAH

  3. It looks like you got a totally corrupt Police Department even the chief is corrupt but I could be wrong

  4. CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT NOW!!!!
    The only way to stop police misconduct and abuse is comprehensive civilian oversight of the police.
    Independent, full time, puissant, oversight by an elected (not appointed) agency charged with the authority, responsibility and duty to monitor and superintend the actions of the police, and ensure compliance by them of all applicable laws, policies and procedures, from the newest recruit to the top administrators.
    An agency with the power to investigate complaints, to subpoena witnesses, to view dash and body cam video (unedited.), all arrest records and use of force reports upon demand, and to compel testimony in non criminal cases.  A supervisory body with the authority, right, and responsibility to hand out swift, meaningful, and binding discipline, including termination and loss of pension and benefits, without input from the police, the mayor, the city council or any other government agency.
    An agency with guaranteed funding sufficient to hire the staff and obtain the other resources necessary to perform those duties, effectively, properly and in a timely manner.
    A truly autonomous, self governing agency, beholding to only the electorate.
    The police have amply demonstrated that they are incapable or unwilling to supervise themselves or each other, it's time to have true civilian control over the police, the same as we have civilian control over the military, and for the same reason.
    The experiment of letting the police run their departments like private fiefdoms, where they set their own standards, and are allowed to investigate and discipline themselves and each other, without accountability to any other authority must end. It's a complete failure, it's demonstrably unworkable, and it's an embarrassment to a civil society based on law and human rights.

  5. I wonder how the police union would feel about paying off lawsuits brought on by the “good cops” they won back to employment? After all, they swear up and down that the cops they fight for are worthy, so why not back that up? I’m sure that will NEVER happen! Like EVER!

  6. There is definitely a double standard between police and their civilian counterparts. So many professions where there is no employee protection. Yet, where lives are at stake the police are given such benefit, protection and latitude.

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