Today's News Digest

Opening statements in trial of suspect in officers' shooting.

“This is a case about a handgun,” prosecutor David Meier told jurors yesterday, opening day of accused would-be cop-killer Jermaine Berry’s trial. “It’s a case about what one man did with a .357 revolver loaded with hollow-point bullets.”

Neighbors grateful for Dorchester drug bust.

Neighbors who said they were fed up with what police say was a sophisticated drug dealer on their street got action when officers raided a Dorchester apartment and seized surveillance cameras, OxyContin, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, and a growling Rottweiler that the suspect had allegedly used to protect the stash.

Man arraigned in T station death.

Willie Bizzell, 19, was arraigned yesterday on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a Dorchester man who was electrocuted during a struggle at the Fields Corner MBTA station in September.

Arraignment for guards in Dorchester assault incident.

Three armed security guards were arraigned yesterday on assault charges in connection with the gunpoint beating of a Dorchester man attacked in his home as his wife and children screamed.

Robberies drive Brookline crime rate increase.

Although the first half of this year got off to a rocky start, Brookline Police Chief Dan O'Leary is predicting this year's crime rate will be the fourth or fifth lowest in the past 10 years, with a small increase over last year's rate.

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