- POST Commission
February 1, 2023 Contact: Cindy Campbell
For Immediate Release Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission Releases Updated List of Suspended Law Enforcement Officers
Boston –The Massachusetts POST Commission today announced an update to the suspended law enforcement officer list.
Four newly suspended officers are listed below, bringing the total number of suspensions to nineteen:
- Kendra Conway, Boston Police Department
- Iancy Gonzalez, Salem Police Department
- Michael Murphy, Boston Police Department
- Carlos Vieira, Lawrence Police Department
The POST Commission is directed by statute to suspend the certification of an officer who is arrested, charged or indicted for a felony and will revoke the certification of an officer who is convicted of a felony. The suspension order is in effect until a final decision or revocation is made by the Commission.
Executive Director Enrique Zuniga said, “The POST Commission has been working diligently to meet statutory obligations and deadlines while building our new agency. We have now established a regular cadence of releasing updated law enforcement officer status information, and the public can now expect updates at the beginning of every month.”
The POST Commission was established as part of a 2020 criminal justice reform law to focus on efforts to improve public safety and increase trust between members of law enforcement and the public. The POST Commission is charged with creating a mandatory certification process for police officers, as well as processes for decertification, suspension of certification, or reprimand in the event of certain misconduct.
The data lists of suspended and certified law enforcement officers can be found on the POST website: https://www.mass.gov/lists/data-and-reports along with a database of recertified officers with last names beginning with A-H and newly graduated officers with last names A-Z.