Tag: BPD

BC Won’t Hire More Boston Police Than Usual to Restrict off-Campus Parties
News, Off Campus, Coronavirus Updates

BC Won’t Hire More Boston Police Than Usual to Restrict off-Campus Parties

Boston College is not enlisting any increased help from the Boston Police Department to shut down off-campus gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  BPD will help patrol off-campus neighborhoods near campus on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights—as it has for about two decades—but the number of officers hired will not be any different from recent years,...
Metro, Column

Proposed Mask Ban Unveils Boston’s Banning Problem

Following the violent counter-protests at the Straight Pride Parade that took place in late August, the Boston City Council is considering issuing a ban on individuals wearing masks, hoods, or other devices to conceal one’s identity at protests. The city ordinance was proposed by Councilor Tim McCarthy, who argued that protesters were primarily using face…

Metro, Boston

BPD Communicates with ICE, WBUR Report Finds

The Boston Police Department (BPD) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have communication about immigration statuses and criminal offenses, according to documents that WBUR obtained. The Boston Trust Act, a city ordinance which states that Boston officials may in no way act as federal agents for matters of immigration, was proposed by city councilor Josh…

City Council Calls for Hearing to Examine BPD, Trust Act
Metro, Boston

City Council Calls for Hearing to Examine BPD, Trust Act

A hearing to examine how the Boston Police Department (BPD) has been complying with the Trust Act—which says that the BPD cannot aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—has been called in Boston City Council. Councilor Josh Zakim, from the seventh district, called for the hearing during the City Council’s meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

Evans to Retire from BPD, Head Up BCPD
News, Top Story, Administration

Evans to Retire from BPD, Head Up BCPD

William B. Evans will leave his post as commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD) to become chief of the Boston College Police Department and director of public safety at BC. The news was first reported by The Boston Globe Monday morning, and a press release was issued shortly thereafter. Evans said his goodbyes during a press conference at…

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