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By adamg - 3/25/21 - 3:11 pm

Live Boston reports the office of Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins is now looking into the origin of a screenshotted fake Tweet that purported to be from her and that she was looking into alleged "violent" treatment of a naked guy in Downtown Crossing by Boston Police. Rollins's office says she never tweeted that.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 5:55 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said today she plans to move to vacate all drug convictions that included substances certified as an illegal drug by the Hinton state lab in Forest Hills between May, 2003 and August, 2012, when it was shut in the wake of the Annie Dookhan scandal, which ultimately implicated a second chemist who started there, then moved her tampering ways out to another state lab in Amherst. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 1:48 pm

WFXT reports the state Attorney General's office has determined Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins did nothing criminal when she started yelling at another motorist in a traffic dispute at the South Bay Mall in December.

However, the station continues, the AG's office has forwarded its files to the state Ethics Commission for a look.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 9:58 am

WFXT reports on an incident Christmas Eve in the South Bay Mall parking lot involving Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and another motorist. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/16/20 - 10:23 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that people have the right to surreptitiously record police officers at work in "public spaces" such as parks, agreeing with two local activists that the First Amendment takes precedence over a state law banning private recording in that circumstance. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 9:19 pm

WBUR reports Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has hired an outside law firm to look into allegations against former assistant DA Adam Foss by writer Raegan Sealy in an explicit account earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 9:32 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today it's seeking court orders to vacate some 108 drug convictions that involved evidence certified as illegal drugs by Annie Dookhan, a chemist at the state labs in Jamaica Plain convicted in 2013 of just making stuff up. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 11:38 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins last night released a list of 135 Boston, State, Chelsea and MBTA police officers and one IRS agent who have been accused of crimes or misconduct that might possibly affect the evidence or testimony they supplied for criminal cases. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:00 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports DA Rachael Rollins wants a tenfold bail increase for a man charged with two armed robberies at the South Bay Mall.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 10:46 am

The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday told the district attorneys from the Cape and Islands and Norfolk, Essex and Plymouth counties that no, they cannot intervene in a Suffolk County murder case that has nothing to do with their rural and suburban communities, even if it could ultimately lead to a decision that they don't like. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/20 - 5:22 pm

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association yesterday charged Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins called all police officers murderers in her comments after Sunday night's rampages. Rollins shot back that the union statement is proof of white fragility. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 2:36 pm

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At a City Hall press conference today Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross vowed not to let rioters repeat last night's performance in Boston and to keep Boston a safe haven for people to protest in. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 9:45 pm

For the second time this month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office has asked the Supreme Judicial Court to keep a man awaiting trial on a violent crime locked up rather than releasing him to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns - concerns the DA's office says is now moot because he's already tested positive for the virus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 4:12 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office has asked a Supreme Judicial court judge to return William Utley to jail while he awaits trial - originally set to begin yesterday - on charges he stabbed Andew Young to death during an argument outside a Grove Hall bar in 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 9:56 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office announced this morning:

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 6:09 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced several steps this evening to try to curb the spread of Covid-19, including: Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 1:19 pm

CommonWealth reports that Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is calling on the legislature to approve a pilot program in which health providers could create a center where people with a drug addiction could shoot up - while under medical supervision and where they would receive referrals to treatment programs. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 8:45 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has asked a Supreme Judicial Court justice to make a Boston Municipal Court judge accept her office's decision not to prosecute several people arrested during and after Saturday's march of the bigots. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 4:10 pm

A federal judge today sided with two Massachusetts district attorneys and the state's public defenders and barred ICE from detaining people with business in Massachusetts courts while a lawsuit over the issue proceeds. Read more.

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