The proposed legislation would eliminate a cap on damages and provide immediate funds for those likely to win their claim against the state.
Documents and information released by Boston police show that the department obtained the tracker years earlier than previously disclosed, and has used the device to assist outside agencies.
The Boston Police Department has pledged to make some disclosures about how they use cellphone trackers, after months of rebuffing questions on the covert surveillance technology.
Months after NECIR uncovered that Boston police use cellphone trackers in investigations, the department still has not answered basic questions. The BPD refuses to provide examples or a log of cases where they deployed the trackers.
More than 300 exonerations based on DNA evidence have shown how often the U.S. justice system sends innocent people to jail. They have also inspired a new wave of cases that allege police misconduct, unreliable eyewitnesses, and incompetent defense. In this collaboration with WBUR, we investigate the case of Darrell Jones, who's served 30 years for a murder he says he didn't commit.
Boston Police Department confirmed that