Source: Superintendent Nora Baston To Be Named New BPD Commissioner

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A source has told WBZ NewsRadio that Boston Police Superintendent Nora Baston will be named the new BPD commissioner.

Commissioner Dennis White was placed on administrative leave in February, two days after he was sworn in, after domestic violence allegations from more than two decades ago resurfaced. He had been selected to replace former BPD Commissioner William Gross, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long has been serving as acting commissioner.

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey said that White has filed a motion to stop a hearing that would oust him as commissioner. It is unclear if and when that hearing will take place.

"The future leadership of the Boston Police Department is an urgent matter, as we move our city forward," Janey said. "But, I ask for our city’s patience as we await the court’s ruling."

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