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Matt Rocheleau

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Past articles by Matt:

Texas special ed students face interventions that can be deadly

Special education students in Texas are physically or mechanically restrained tens of thousands of times each year in public schools, data show. → Read More

Lawmakers pursue reforms around restraint and seclusion in school

"This whole thing is unacceptable," one lawmaker said promising to work on a new law. → Read More

How often schools in your state reported restraint, seclusion use

Explore the laws, practices, and data collection about the use of restraint and seclusion in America’s schools. → Read More

Restraint and seclusion tactics inflict harm in schools across U.S.

A yearlong investigation by Hearst Newspapers found little accountability and oversight of the controversial practices used in schools across the country. → Read More

Effort tracking US school shootings loses federal funding

The K-12 School Shooting Database, which tracks incidents across the U.S., lost its federal funding weeks after the Uvalde, Texas, massacre. → Read More

High lead levels found in water at hundreds of schools

Water testing at more than 1,000 schools found that a majority had at least one sample with lead levels above regulatory limits. In some cases results were alarmingly high. → Read More

Explore the data: DMVs routinely fail to track and sideline many of the nation’s most dangerous drivers

There are major gaps when it comes to holding accountable drivers, including commercial truck drivers, who commit serious traffic violations outside of their home state. → Read More

State Police colonel tasked with reform is accused of breaking rules to promote his allies

The accusations could further damage trust in the state’s largest law enforcement agency. → Read More

State Police lieutenants sue department alleging potential cheating on promotion exam by high-ranking officers

Three Massachusetts State Police lieutenants are suing the department claiming a recent promotional exam was rolled out improperly, and their attorney alleged in court there is “very serious evidence of potential cheating” within the top ranks of the department. → Read More

After finding glitch, Massachusetts suspends use of controversial camera system that lets police track cars

The inaccuracies were found within a network of high-speed cameras installed by the Massachusetts State Police that automatically photograph the license plates of vehicles along roads across the state. → Read More

Two former State Police troopers indicted on federal fraud, theft charges in alleged yearslong payroll scheme

Federal agents arrested two retired Massachusetts State Police troopers Friday morning on fraud and theft charges tied to an alleged, yearslong overtime payroll fraud scheme, according to court records. → Read More

What we know about the remaining vote count in Penn.

A closer look at the data shows there’s still a lot of counting to be done — and the race may ultimately wind up being much tighter. → Read More

Here are the key voters who shifted from 2016 to make this such a close race

We still don’t know who won the presidency. But while we wait for the final results in several battleground states to trickle in, a clearer picture has emerged about what changed in the electorate from four years ago. → Read More

For the first time, state board strips pension of former State Police trooper convicted in fraud scandal

The board voted to take away former trooper Paul Cesan’s pension, which would have paid the 52-year-old from Southwick and his ex-wife nearly $80,000-a-year for the rest of his life. → Read More

Amid more State Police controversy, Baker, lawmakers point fingers at each other

Governor Baker clashed with legislators over the best way to reform the Massachusetts State Police. → Read More

Amid more State Police controversy, Baker, lawmakers point fingers at each other

Governor Charlie Baker clashed with legislators on Tuesday over the best way to reform the Massachusetts State Police on the heels of revelations that dozens of troopers remain on the force despite past illegal conduct. → Read More

Dozens of State Police troopers remain on the force despite past illegal conduct

A Globe review of the department’s internal affairs files shows the agency rarely fires troopers almost no matter what they have done. The Globe found only a handful of examples of firings in the last decade. → Read More

Pressure mounts on prosecutors to scrutinize police, disclose troubled pasts

The officers on watch lists range from the lowest ranks to the chiefs of police forces large and small. The files cite misconduct such as rape and witness intimidation, as well as drug and alcohol violations, assault, and fraud. → Read More

Massachusetts’ head of public safety to step down

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Secretary Thomas A. Turco III, who oversees State Police and the state’s prisons, parole board, sex offender board, and medical examiner’s office, submitted his retirement application in early August. → Read More

‘She said it was terrifying.’ Tenant of Allston building heard screams during elevator accident that killed woman

A woman killed Monday in a tragic elevator accident inside an Allston apartment building was bringing a parcel into the residence at the time of her death, which was punctuated by terrifying screams, neighbors said Tuesday. → Read More