My office is in the initial stages of investigating a complicated sequence of events that began with a domestic disturbance call at 10 p.m. last night at 21 Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain, evolved into a standoff situation in the building which is used as a bed and breakfast, and ended with the death of an individual who lived at the dwelling and assisted with the day to day operations of the property.
Office-wide effort invests more people, resources, and time into solving homicides
District Attorney Rachael Rollins today announced the launch of the Project for Unsolved Suffolk Homicides (PUSH), as part of her effort to refocus office priorities and assets to further the administration of justice in Suffolk County. PUSH will utilize the expertise of both non-legal and legal staff members to internally review unsolved homicide cases with fresh eyes, renewed interest, and a deep commitment to help residents who lost a loved one to violence.
Swearing-in Ceremony Tops Off Week of Groundbreaking Training
District Attorney Rachael Rollins today welcomed the 2019 class of new attorneys to her office, who this week underwent a rigorous training to familiarize them with every aspect of the criminal justice system.
A Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging Massachusetts State Police Trooper MATTHEW SHEEHAN, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon, for firing a semi-automatic rifle at an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and injuring the operator on February 24, 2018.
Today, Suffolk County prosecutors submitted to the court an emergency petition requesting that the Single Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court order Justice Richard Sinnott of the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court to accept the Commonwealth’s nolle prosequi in the case of an individual who had been charged with disorderly conduct after the “Straight Pride Parade.”
Survivor Delivers District Attorney’s Written Remarks Along with Moving Testimony in Support of Gun Violence Prevention Proposal
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins today ceded her time before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to allow the mother of 14-year-old murder victim Da-Keem Galloway, who addressed the committee in support of legislation filed by Rep. Chynah Tyler to prevent gun violence in our communities.