Mayor Janey: Patrick Rose Internal File To Be Released This Week


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Tuesday that the internal affairs file of former Boston police union president Patrick Rose would be made available to the public by the end of the week.

Rose is accused of molesting multiple children during his tenure in the Boston Police Department, and Mayor Janey said Rose was allowed to remain on the force for decades, even after the Department's own internal affairs investigation judged the accusations of abuse to be "credible."

Mayor Janey said sensitive information, like the identities of Rose's accusers, will be taken out of the document before it is released.

Mayor Janey also announced the formation of a new city office on Tuesday, the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT), that will have the power to review all police internal affairs cases. OPAT will also have subpoena power to make the Boston Police release records.

The office will be funded by a million-dollar allocation out of the city budget.

Stephanie Everett, a longtime Boston lawyer and public servant, has been tapped to lead the Office as its Executive Director.

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