UPDATE: Hearing tonight on proposed residential building in Allston cancelled because the BPDA project manager was among those arrested.
WHDH reports on a federal and local sweep of 29 people in Boston and the Brockton area on a variety of drug and gun charges following a two-year investigation.
Among those charged: Terrell Walker, 63, of Brighton (in photo), charged with unlawful sale of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition for allegedly selling a .40 caliber Ruger P89DC handgun and 42 rounds of ammunition to an informant in November, 2016.
He was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Walker was convicted for the 1973 killing of Boston police officer John Schroeder - for whom BPD's headquarters is named (along with his brother Walter, who was also murdered in the line of duty in 1970). Walker, then 18, his brother and a 17-year-old killed Schroeder when he interrupted their robbery of a Roxbury pawnshop. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, a federal court reversed his first-degree murder conviction, after which he pleaded guilty and served 12 years of a 20-year sentence. In 1995, he was convicted of armed robbery in Middlesex County.
Also charged: Gary Jamal Webster, 35, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl. Webster had worked until last fall as director of constituent services for at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu; he was, at least until his arrest, a project manager for the BPDA.