Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is more likely to break the state's public records law than to enforce it.Read More
Chief Kevin Coppinger of Lynn Police has concluded an internal investigation into incidents related to me. I previously wrote about and released video of my encounters with the Lynn police last September when I was stopped from making a complaint and when a records employee correctly informed me that the Lynn police were unlikely to obey the public records law. I have now referred these matters to the Attorney General’s office because an independent investigation needs to be done.
Chief Coppinger’s investigation summary letter announced that the Lynn police did find that a car accident had occurred and further that Detective Michael DiMeglio had not reported the accident properly. Beyond those findings is a disappointing set of excuses given for law breaking and a flatout failure to hold any officers accountable. Chief Coppinger also plainly states that his officers should be allowed to continue breaking laws at their "discretion."Read More