Boston police officer John Moynihan, 34, is recovering from successful surgery to remove a bullet from his neck, three days after a felon with a history of shooting at police fired point-blank at the officer's face, the Boston Globe reports. police said. Moynihan, a member of the gang unit, was responding to reports of gunfire in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood when he was shot. Moynihan, a former Army ranger and Iraq war veteran, is credited with helping to save Transit Police Officer Dic Donahue, who was injured in 2013 in a Watertown shootout after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Yesterday, some people still questioned the police gang unit's actions. Members of the civil rights group Black Lives Matter Boston gathered behind closed doors to discuss the shooting. Some at the meeting said the police stop was a result of racial profiling