Boston City Councilors Demand Answers In BPD Capitol Riot Investigation

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Police Department is being asked for more transparency on an investigation to determine if one of it's officers participated in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building last month.

Boston City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Julia Mejia say they’re concerned about media reports that a city police officer may have been a part of the January 6th insurrection.

In a statement with City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, the two said it’s not enough to conduct a thorough investigation into whether officers participated. They are demanding that any officer found to be involved be terminated immediately, and a report of the investigation’s findings be made public. 

Boston Police have confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into the issue, after social media posts were shared with the Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards following the riot. 

Mejia and Campbell also want to use the hearing to discuss progress on police reform in the city, based on recommendations from the Boston Police Reform Task Force. They are asking that advocacy groups and members of the general public be invited to testify and participate.

"The residents of Boston deserve to know how the Boston Police Department is implementing changes to how it operates and creates greater transparency and accountability," the statement said.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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