Commissioner Evans Issues Statement on Charges Filed Against BPD Sergeant

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, along with the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Division and the United States Attorney's Office, announced charges filed against a Boston Police Sergeant Detective for allegedly making false statements so that he could fly while armed on personal trips from Boston's Logan Airport.  

Commissioner Evans issued the following statement: "The allegations contained in the complaint are troubling to me. I hold my officers to the highest of standards and expect that they conduct themselves in a truthful and professional manner both on and off duty," said Commissioner Evans. "As law enforcement professionals, we have an obligation and a responsibility to enforce and obey laws, not exploit them for personal convenience."  

Sergeant Detective Smith, 53, has been placed on administrative leave with pay effective today, June 28, 2017. He is a 27 year veteran of the Boston Police Department.

This investigation was conducted jointly by the Boston Police Department’s Anti-Corruption Division and the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General any further inquiries should be directed to the United States Attorney's Office.

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