BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the arraignment of KEITH WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 7/13/96) on charges of murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and gun charges in connection with the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier on Saturday morning. Williams was ordered held without […]


Thank you.  Good evening. The work of a prosecutor, in most courtroom settings, is inherently adversarial.  But the most important and gratifying work we do isn’t fighting against gun violence or sexual assault or child abuse.  It’s fighting for people and communities. And the recipient of this year’s Kevin Larkin Award for Public Service has […]


BOSTON, March 5, 2014–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the first day of the Boston Veterans Treatment Court, a specialized set of Boston Municipal Court Sessions for US armed forces veterans whose low-level offenses are linked to active duty service: “Thank you, Chief Justice Carey.  Chief Justice Ronquillo, […]


BOSTON, March 4, 2014–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks at the opening of “Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids” at the Suffolk County Juvenile Court: “Thank you, First Justice Craven.  You know, we’re here tonight to recognize some truly courageous children – children who did one of […]


BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley today joined anti-violence activists, city leaders, and law enforcement officials to announce an advertising campaign on the MBTA that’s geared toward reducing access to illegal firearms. Conley spoke at Ruggles station with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Boston Police Commissioner William […]


BOSTON, June 27, 2013–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today joined US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and other local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to announce federal indictments against Dzokhar Tsarnaev in the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon, the shooting death of an MIT Police officer, and other offenses, delivering the following remarks:  […]


BOSTON, May 21, 2013—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today joined Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to deliver the following remarks on Operation H, a long-term investigation targeting drug distribution and suppressing violent crime in the area of Roxbury’s H-Block and surrounding streets: “Beginning in January of this year and continuing right through last […]


BOSTON, May 11, 2013—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on legislation he drafted to close loopholes in Massachusetts gun laws and address the secondary market for firearms. He was joined by Rayauna M., Joselyn C., and Chris R., three 6th grade students at the Harbor School in Dorchester who […]


“Whether You Work on Boylston Street or Blue Hill Ave, Your Family and Your Safety are Important to Us” BOSTON, April 23, 2013—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks at Ruggles MBTA station to roll out an advertising campaign observing National Crime Victim Rights Week. The campaign was funded by […]


Shortly after the explosions of two devices at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley responded to the scene and assigned three top prosecutors to the investigation. Each has extensive experience in violent death probes and each has coordinated many times in the past with local, state, […]


BOSTON, April 8, 2013—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley delivered the following remarks upon receiving the Gerard D. Downing Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. The award, named after former Berkshire County District Attorney Gerard Downing, is bestowed annually upon “an agency leader … who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to advancing […]


Good afternoon.  My name is Dan Conley.  I’m the District Attorney for Suffolk County and Vice-president of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association. In the weeks leading up to today’s hearing, I spoke to many members of the Boston and Suffolk County delegations and listened to the advice they had to offer.  “When the DA’s come […]


Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley delivered the following remarks at the Oct. 12, 2012, YouthConnect Annual Breakfast: As public safety professionals, a good part of our policy planning involves studying numbers.  We look at offenses, arrests, convictions, and appeals.  We look at incidents by total number, by percentage of people affected, and by […]


News Conference of the Massachusetts District Attorneys on the 2012 Crime Bill Remarks of District Attorney Daniel F. Conley March 28, 2012 For many months now the Legislature has been working to produce a crime bill.  One of the major roadblocks for the Joint Committee on the Judiciary appears to be over just how comprehensive […]


One thing I learned very early on as a prosecutor is that this job is much more than words in a courtroom. At its heart, a prosecutor’s duty is advocacy – advocacy for the community, and advocacy for victims and their loved ones. And nowhere is that advocacy more important than in homicide cases. My […]


Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today joined with First Lady of Boston Angela Menino, Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak, and other dignitaries for Hope Blooms, a fundraising campaign benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County.


Ask any police officer and they’ll tell you – making prostitution arrests is easy. We could make hundreds of those cases a week if we approached it on the supply side. But this isn’t a supply-side industry. Sexual trafficking exists because of a demand. That demand is aided and abetted by websites and newspapers with […]


Chairwoman Creem, Chairman O’Flaherty, members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary: Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to discuss what we know about this serious problem in Massachusetts and what we’ve undertaken to address it in Boston and Suffolk County. Just last week, a prominent businessman was charged with rape of a […]


Tomorrow morning, thousands of commuters at Boston’s busiest transit hubs will get a crash course in the ugly truth about human trafficking in America. In observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, victim advocates from my office will join members of the partner agencies represented here to distribute flyers at North Station and South Station. […]


To Chief Justice Wolf, to Rahsaan Hall, to my parents, my wife, Tricia, and my daughter, Christine, to our invited guests, and to all of you, the Assistant District Attorneys, victim witness advocates, investigators and staff of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, thank you all for being here and honoring me with your presence. […]


Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the need for Criminal Offender Record Information reform at the Massachusetts State House: “As the District Attorney for Suffolk County, I take seriously my obligation to bring criminal offenders to justice, to serve victims, and to use all the powers of my […]


Good afternoon. Beginning at 6:05 this morning, a joint task force of local, state, and federal authorities executed simultaneous search warrants at eight locations throughout the cities of Boston, Chelsea, and Revere. Eight individuals were arrested, three motor vehicles were seized, and investigators recovered about $25,000 in US currency along with well over two kilograms […]


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REMARKS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY IN SUPPORT OF H. 483 MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE Nov. 17, 2009 As District Attorney, it’s rare that I have a chance to speak on matters before the Education Committee.  I’m here today, however, because criminologists have linked bullying to a wide variety of antisocial, self-destructive, and […]


REMARKS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY: BOSTON FOUNDATION STREETSAFE STREET WORKERS GRADUATION CEREMONY Oct. 30, 2009 Thank you, Paul, for that introduction and for everything you’ve done that’s brought us to this point.  As Mr. Grogan just told you, my name is Dan Conley.  I’m the District Attorney here in Boston, and […]


REMARKS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY TO THE ALLSTON BRIGHTON SUBSTANCE ABUSE TASK FORCE April 28, 2009 Before I get started, I’d like to point out that the very existence of the Substance Abuse Task Force is a deterrent to underage drinking in Allston and Brighton.  Awareness, involvement, and creative responses to […]


REMARKS OF SUFFOLK DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY: BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISGHED PUBLIC SERVANT AWARD Sept. 11, 2008 Thank you, Kathy, for that very kind introduction, and thank you, my friends and peers, for this award. It wasn’t long ago that very few people would have recognized the names of Anthony Powell, Marlon Passley or […]


REMARKS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY: ACCEPTANCE OF THE ST. THOMAS MORE AWARD at STONEHILL COLLEGE March 26, 2007 President Cregan, Professor Ubertaccio, Ms. Cleary, distinguished members of the Stonehill faculty and St. Thomas More Law Society, lawyers and lawyers-to-be, friends all: Thank you. I thank you for the honor you have […]


ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE TO SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL F. CONLEY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Jan. 24, 2007 Secretary Galvin; Treasurer Cahill; Chief Justice Mulligan; District Attorney Blodgett; Vice-president Gittens; Reverend Dickerson; Father Flaherty; elected officials, distinguished guests, Assistant District Attorneys and staff, friends all.  Thank you for being here.  I want to especially thank […]


I’d like to begin by thanking the Committee on Public Safety, and Senator Barrios in particular, for their invitation to testify this morning at this important hearing and for their attention to an issue critical to our criminal justice system. My name is Daniel Conley, and I serve as the district attorney for Suffolk County, […]


Thank you, Lt. Governor Healey. The legislation proposed today by the Lt. Governor addresses the single most insidious problem confronting the criminal justice system as a whole, and victims of crime in particular. Fighting victim and witness intimidation is among the highest priorities of prosecutors here in Massachusetts and across the country. Assembled today are […]


Thank you, Senator Barrios, Lt. Governor Healey, and members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety. In the summer of 2002 two reputed members of the Magnolia-Intervale-Columbia gang — named for the streets that are the heart of their turf – allegedly fired a shotgun at their rivals, a gang called the Big Head Boyz, […]


Let me begin by thanking the committee, and Senator Barrios in particular, for its attention to an issue of particular importance to me. I’m Dan Conley, District Attorney for Suffolk County, which includes Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere. I represent a county that is decidedly urban, geographically small but highly and densely populated, and by […]