As Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick takes his second oath of office today, he's under mounting pressure from law enforcement and families of murder victims to sack his Parole Board in the aftermath of a police officer's alleged murder by a vicious triple-lifer the panel set free, reports the Boston Herald. “Make no mistake about it. This is a dereliction of duty and the buck stops with you,” Jerry Flynn of the New England Police Benevolent Association wrote Patrick and the board.
“Chuck” Maguire, the brother of slain patrolman “Jack” Maguire, Woburn Police Chief Philip Mahoney and Mark Leahy, president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, will call for Parole Board members to resign – including $120,000-a-year chairman Mark Conrad – and slam the governor for his perceived hands-off treatment of Maguire's death Dec. 26 in a shootout with armed jewel heist suspect Dominic Cinelli. Cinelli, 57, granted parole in 2008 despite serving three concurrent life sentences for armed robberies, the attempted murder of a security guard, and two prison escapes, also died from gunfire.