Boston’s glow fades

Boston PD has gotten much praise and support since the Marathon bombing and has avoided crises experienced in other cities over the last 2-3 years. However, as this column notes, the police union recently issued a harsh criticism of President Obama, not a single officer signed up for a complaint-mediation program mirroring one that has been very successful in nearby Cambridge, and not a single officer volunteered for a pilot body-camera program, suggesting that at its core, the PD isn’t as special as it seemed.



One Response to “Boston’s glow fades”

  1. Ashley Says:

    While the letter was so harshly worded as to border on unprofessional, I fully understand the concern regarding the lack of patrol rifles.
    My agency is very service-oriented, with a strong community policing orientation, and we’ve had them for at least a dozen years. The response from our residents and visitors has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, community members are glad to see our officers are properly equipped.

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