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136 police officers on Suffolk County Brady list

SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Rachael Rollins released a prosecutorial watch list Friday night with the names of 136 law enforcement officials who have been indicted or charged on federal offenses or been accused of or engaged in misconduct.   The Law Enforcement Automatic Discovery database is more commonly known as a “Brady List” after a 1963 Supreme Court decision requiring prosecutors to turn over any information that […]

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Boston City Council bans use of facial recognition tech

THE BOSTON CITY COUNCIL voted unanimously on Wednesday to prohibit the police department and other city agencies from using facial recognition technology or information derived from face surveillance systems. The ordinance also prohibits law enforcement and city employees from obtaining facial surveillance by asking for it through a third party. Boston now joins five other Massachusetts […]

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Police body cameras are coming

It’s been a long march for the Boston Police Camera Action Team, but nearly four years after the community-based group set out to push Boston police to have officers deployed with body-worn cameras it looks like victory is in sight. In recent days, Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Bill Evans have both signaled that […]