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Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden announces grand jury investigation into MBTA police officer accused of pulling gun in traffic dispute

On Wednesday afternoon, Acting District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office announced a grand jury will investigate a case involving an altercation between a motorist and an off-duty Transit Police officer that happened in April 2021. The announcement comes days after a The Boston Globe published an investigation that raised many...
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What you need to know about DA Hayden’s grand jury investigation into the Transit Police coverup

A traffic incident last year led to false reports, officers being fired, and contradicting statements from lawyers and the Suffolk DA. On Wednesday, Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced that his office will open a grand jury investigation into the case involving an alleged coverup by Transit Police officers. The latest proceedings stem from an April 2021 incident where an off-duty transit officer allegedly pointed his gun at a man during a traffic dispute. The announcement comes just days after a Boston Globe report detailed the incident, the coverup that followed, and differing account of whether or not Hayden planned to drop the case against those officers.
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Hayden under fire over T cop case allegations

Yawu Miller is the Banner’s senior editor. VIEW BIO. In the wake of a Boston Globe investigation that suggested that interim District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office declined to prosecute an MBTA police officer accused of misconduct, then received donations from the officer and his attorney, several local elected officials are calling on him to resign.
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Tompkins challenger says he shouldn’t moderate DA debate

IT’S AN UNUSUAL setting for a candidate forum, but one with an audience that has a vested interest in the policies of the office being sought. The two candidates vying for Suffolk district attorney in next month’s Democratic primary will square off at a forum on Thursday in front of a group of men and women being held at the Suffolk County House of Correction.
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Interim Suffolk DA Hayden hears calls for his resignation

A 2021 roadside dispute between a 33-year-old Hispanic Black man and an off-duty Transit Police officer is shaking up the 2022 race for Suffolk County district attorney. The Boston Globe reported last Saturday that the incident in Mattapan led to an investigation into the off-duty transit officer, Jacob Green, who pulled a gun on the 33-year-old, Jason Leonor. Other transit officers showed up during the incident, and a coverup allegedly ensued. The Transit Police Department backs up Leonor’s account, which is also supplemented by a 911 call he made during the incident.
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A four-way race for 2nd Suffolk Senate seat

Yawu Miller is the Banner’s senior editor. VIEW BIO. Four Democrats are vying for the 2nd Suffolk Senate seat soon to be vacated by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz. The Banner caught up with all four candidates last week as they engaged in campaigning for the majority-people-of color-district, which includes Roxbury, Mission Hill, parts of Jamaica Plain, parts of Dorchester, Roslindale, Mattapan and part of Hyde Park.
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Suffolk County DA's Office Defends Handling of Transit Police Case

The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says it is actively investigating a case that has drawn criticism following an investigation by the Boston Globe. The newspaper reported Saturday on an April 2021 incident in which MBTA Transit Police officer Jacob Green allegedly pulled a gun on a driver in a traffic dispute while off-duty.
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