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POST STATEMENT: The POST Commission released the second update to the Law Enforcement Officer Disciplinary Records Database on September 19, 2023. This update addressed correcting certain items and adding information and fields to provide additional information.
Note that POST is planning the release of additional data. We continue reviewing requests for corrections and/or updates and will append to the database on an ongoing basis. As a reminder, individuals can email POSTCReports@mass.gov to bring relevant issues to the Commission’s attention.
The disciplinary records database contains 4636 records and will be updated regularly. Though the earliest disciplinary record reported is from 1981, note that there are a total of seven records from the 1980’s and 250 from the 1990’s. The data is current through January 31, 2023. Officers who have resigned or retired in good standing are not included; data includes those who have resigned or retired to avoid discipline.
The reports contain law enforcement agency summaries of sustained allegations and discipline imposed on active police officers. In some instances, the discipline imposed is related to one or more allegations. The database also lists the officer’s name and law enforcement agency, and date and type of allegation. Certain CORI information has been redacted. The data does not reflect unfounded or non-sustained complaints.
Misconduct records that fall within reporting requirements are included as outlined below:
Reports alleging bias on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.
Complaints regarding use of excessive, prohibited, or deadly force
Actions that resulted in serious bodily injury or death including officer-involved shootings
Truthfulness or professional integrity (misrepresenting or falsifying reports or evidence)
Criminal misconduct (felonies, misdemeanors)
Other misconduct (unprofessionalism, policy violations, conduct unbecoming, conformance to rules, etc.)
Disciplinary records database
Disciplinary records by officer last name (updated 9/19/2023)
Disciplinary records by law enforcement agency (updated 9/19/2023)
Disciplinary records CSV file (updated 9/19/2023)
How to read the CSV file: There are some instances where the complaint or incident involved multiple allegations. In these cases, the CSV file contains more than one row to reflect each allegation. This is reflected by a subsequent row(s) with the same POST number (first column). Multiple rows with the same number should not be construed as separate incidents, but rather as multiple sustained instances of the same complaint or incident.
Data reflects sustained disciplinary records and excludes records where the disposition was not sustained, unfounded, or exonerated. See definitions below.
SUSTAINED: The investigation produced a preponderance of evidence to prove the allegation of an act that was determined to be misconduct.
NOT SUSTAINED: The investigation failed to produce a preponderance of evidence to either prove or disprove the allegation.
UNFOUNDED: The allegation concerned an act by an agency employee that did not occur.
EXONERATED: The allegation in fact did occur but the actions of the agency employee were legal, justified, proper and in conformance with the law and the agency policy and procedure.
Disciplinary Record – Notice and Disclaimer
These documents provide disciplinary record information for all law enforcement officers. Instructions that the POST Commission provided to law enforcement agencies for submitting this information can be found here.
Please note that certain data may not be included because of a pending or active investigation, or because it needs to be further validated. Furthermore, in publishing officer disciplinary information, the POST Commission redacted information that may be confidential by law.
The POST Commission strives to report complete and accurate information to the public. However, the POST Commission generally relied on information submitted by law enforcement agencies for purposes of publication. There may be some remaining errors, including typographical errors, inconsistencies, omissions, or other defects, that may be attributable to such agencies. Therefore, the Commission cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the data contained in these disciplinary records. Nor can the Commission guarantee that the status of a particular officer or investigation has not changed since the data was submitted.
If you would like to report an error, please contact: POSTCReports@mass.gov.
The POST Commission may update these records without notice to the public.
Nothing contained herein or in these records should be construed as a waiver of any rights, privileges, protections, immunities, claims, or defenses that may be available to the Commission, all of which are expressly preserved.
|Date published:||August 22, 2023|
|Last updated:||September 20, 2023|