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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Press Release: Mayor Sullivan releases details of investigation of BPD Evidence Room

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IN CONJUNCTION WITH RELEASE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATION REPORT, MAYOR SULLIVAN RELEASES DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION OF BRAINTREE POLICE DEPARTMENT EVIDENCE ROOM BY FORMER BOSTON POLICE SUPERINTENDENT-IN-CHIEF DANIEL LINSKEY AND AN INVESTIGATIVE TEAM FROM KROLL, ASSOCIATES

 

Braintree, MA – Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan released the details today of the investigation conducted by Kroll, Associates, including Daniel Linskey, Former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department, now Managing Director of Kroll Associates, into the Braintree Police Department Evidence Room.


Kroll was retained by the Town of Braintree in September 2016 to conduct an independent administrative investigation of the Braintree Police Department’s (“Department”) evidence management program. Kroll’s investigation was conducted parallel to the criminal investigation conducted by the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, the results of which are also set for release today.


The investigation conducted by Kroll included a review and assessment of the Department’s internal policies and procedures relating to evidence management, as well as a forensic accounting review of seized funds and related deposits. Now that both the administrative investigation by Kroll and the Attorney General’s investigation into whether criminal conduct took place have concluded, the Department intends to move forward with the disciplinary process for the remaining two employees that have been identified in these investigations and put these unfortunate events behind us.


As previously reported, the Department has made significant enhancements in the area of evidence management, including the installation of additional cameras and fingerprint scanners in areas used for the storage of evidence. 


Chief Paul Shastany, appointed by Mayor Sullivan in October 2016, continues to provide enhanced oversight and to establish appropriate systems in the Department to ensure that these issues do not recur.  “Public safety continues to be the priority for our law enforcement officers, and the residents of Braintree will continue to receive the high-quality service from our officers that they deserve and expect,” said Mayor Sullivan.


As these reports offer a full chronological timeline and due to the disciplinary proceedings that are being scheduled for August 24, 2018, there will be no further comment at this time.


Copies of the following reports will be available online at:


Braintree Police Department Report of Investigation - 5142018 

http://ma-braintree.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/2882/Braintree-Police-Department-Report-of-Investigation-5142018


Braintree Financial Audit Narrative – 51418 

http://ma-braintree.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/2883/Braintree-Financial-Audit-Narrative---51418




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