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A review by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting found hundreds of cases where Massachusetts courts criticized prosecutors, even to the point of reversing convictions due to misconduct. Such prosecutors are seldom even named in rulings, much less disciplined.
This week is Sunshine Week, a time each year when advocates for public accountability assess progress toward prying open the government, and chart what progress remains. In Massachusetts, the list of needed fixes is long.
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.
Boston Police Department confirmed that
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