Boston Police Officer Indicted for Misleading Shooting Investigation

BOSTON, May 13, 2019 — A Suffolk County grand jury last week returned an indictment charging a Boston Police officer with lying to fellow officers investigating a 2018 shooting at his home, District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced.

KOREY FRANKLIN, 33, of Hyde Park, was indicted Friday for misleading investigators in connection with the Christmas Eve 2018 shooting of a woman at the defendant’s home.  He is scheduled for arraignment on May 30 in Suffolk Superior Court.

The indictment alleges that the defendant made false statements to a 911 dispatcher and to responding Boston Police officers about how the shooting occurred, with the intent to mislead and impede the ensuing investigation.  The woman was shot once in the groin and seriously injured. 

Based on a lengthy grand jury investigation and review of forensic findings, the evidence at present supported the single indictment, a felony under the Massachusetts witness intimidation statute.  If additional information emerges regarding the shooting, the BPD Domestic Violence Unit and the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office will investigate further.  Additional details of the evidence will be presented during arraignment.

The defendant, a seven-year veteran of the department last assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, Chief of the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, led the grand jury proceedings resulting in Friday’s indictment.  Arraignment is expected to take place May 30 in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court.

 

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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Renee Algarin