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Shawn Musgrave

Shawn Musgrave
Shawn Musgrave is a Digital Producer and Reporter at NECIR. See full bio >

James Rodwell denied new trial

On Friday, a judge denied a new trial for James Rodwell, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1981.

Wayward prosecutors go unpunished as prison time for victims piles up

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.

Commentary: Public records law unfulfilled, not ‘unfunded’

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.

Boston police promise to release information on cellphone trackers

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.

Boston police cast a veil on warrants, uses for cellphone trackers

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 confirm deployment of cellphone trackers

Boston Police Department confirmed that

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