Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.
At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents.
This was an extremely disturbing video to watch. It was unacceptable in so many ways: violating someone’s rights just because of the color of their skin, is always unacceptable. Also unacceptable is the fact that ICE hasn’t confirmed or denied that these were their agents.
Walsh said he has spoken to the jogger, and said the man was quite shook up by the incident. Boston Police, he said, is trying to get information from its federal contacts who the three men might have been. The jogger said the men showed him badges reading "ICE" when he pressed them for information.