Boston To Let Community See Report On Cop Shooting

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Trying to build more trust with city residents, Boston police will take the unusual step today of sharing with community leaders the preliminary findings of a department’s investigation into Sunday’s fatal police shooting of a 40-year-old man, says the Boston Globe. Neighbors have offered accounts of the encounter that conflict sharply with the police version. Neighbors said the man was unarmed, but police said he pointed a .40-caliber handgun at two officers who had pulled him over for a traffic violation. The gun was recovered at the scene, police said.

With Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole’s promising to make the department transparent to the community, an official will disclose the report at a local anticrime meeting. The dead man was released from state prison last year and was supposed to be living at a residential substance abuse treatment center between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. curfew. He was in violation of the curfew rule when stopped by police at around 3:30 a.m.

Link: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/06/30/police_may_give_details_on_s

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