Evan Allen, The Boston Globe

Evan Allen

The Boston Globe

Quincy, MA, United States

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Past articles by evan:

Federal prosecutors investigating contested MBTA Transit Police case

The investigation comes amid a public schism between Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden and Transit Police officials, who pushed for the prosecution of their own officers. → Read More

Special prosecutor says no one should face state charges in MBTA Transit Police coverup

Special prosecutor Glenn Cunha was investigating a Black motorist's allegation that an off-duty Transit police officer brandished a gun at him and tried to cover it up. Cunha recommended no criminal charges in the incident, though he criticized the conduct of the police. → Read More

Forum, fund planned in Newton after deaths of two teens

Katie Stack had just joined a marathon running club, following in the footsteps of her older sister. She loved gymnastics and was forever practicing her splits in her Newton backyard. She was a natural at math, had a soft spot for children, and dreamed of one day becoming a pediatric oncologist. → Read More

Transit police officials blast DA Hayden for dismissing misconduct charge against their own officer

The animus is so bitter that Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green vowed never to again refer police corruption cases to Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office. → Read More

Prison guards beat him and shattered his face. Eight years later, this former inmate only now glimpses justice.

“There’s no accountability for bad behavior. And there’s no acceptance of responsibility,” attorney Robert Griffin said of the Massachusetts Department of Correction. → Read More

Unsealed court documents say 2005 sexual assault allegations against Arroyo were ‘unfounded’

A Boston police detective in 2006 found that sexual assault allegations made against Ricardo Arroyo when he was a teenager were “unfounded,” meaning they did not constitute a crime, according to documents unsealed Friday. Law enforcement does not question the truthfulness of his alleged victim. → Read More

‘It was you!’ Traffic spat turned police coverup leads to questions for DA Hayden

A Globe investigation has sparked a swirling controversy, with fingers pointed in all directions, and accusations of deception and lies lobbed back and forth among attorneys, police, and prosecutors. → Read More

Coronavirus outbreak in Provincetown was an unsettling shock. ‘Is anybody else feeling sick?’

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been linked to the outbreak in Provincetown, and it has reshaped the scientific community’s understanding of vaccines. → Read More

Veterans remembered at Memorial Day ceremony

As Massachusetts continues its cautious emergence from the pandemic, people came together Monday in ceremonies scattered across the state to mark Memorial Day, honoring service men and women who gave their lives though there were fewer events than there have been in years past. → Read More

Three indicted on drug trafficking charges

Three people have been indicted for drug trafficking or gun crimes, and dozens more are facing arrest, as Suffolk County prosecutors and Boston Police crack down on the rise of violent crime. → Read More

After 14 months of COVID isolation, there was one thing they missed most: their grandchildren

Finally, the grandchildren would be here any minute. For more than a year, Jackie Jones and Jeffrey Abramson had ached for this moment. → Read More

When Boston police officers fail to tell the truth, the department rarely calls a lie a lie

Today, some officers continue to struggle with telling the truth, whether in court or everyday police matters, and BPD has no mechanism to monitor officer testimony or truthfulness. Quite often, records show, internal affairs investigators are reluctant to call a lie a lie. → Read More

We found a second coverup of a Boston police detective’s alleged crimes. Here’s what officials had to say

The Globe again asked public officials, police, and prosecutors to the findings. → Read More

For Boston police officers accused of crime, a friendlier justice system awaits

Preferential treatment often protects Boston police officers from more serious consequences. → Read More

We asked officials about law-breaking Boston police officers. Here’s what they said

The Globe found dozens of Boston police officers whose legal problems just melted away. Here's what officials had to say. → Read More

For Boston police officers accused of crimes, legal troubles tend to just melt away

Boston police officers accused of crimes over the last decade have encountered a kinder, gentler justice system than the one civilians must navigate — a system where justice takes a back seat to protecting officers. → Read More

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished

“If you can’t treat your own right, why do we expect for you to treat people on the outside right?” said Boston Police Sergeant Eddy Chrispin, president of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers. → Read More

Boston mayor, police officials hold first community ‘peace walk’ of the year

Fiday night’s peace walk was the first since the lockdown hit, and the first since the country was gripped by national reckoning over law enforcement abuses. → Read More

‘In the dark.’ Suffolk DA Rollins wants more information on troubled Boston officers

The Boston Police Department has been slow to hand over information about which officers its own internal affairs department has found to have lied or broken the law. → Read More

Suffolk DA Rollins releases watch list of 136 area officers accused of misconduct

The database contains 70 State Police troopers, 54 Boston police officers, and a handful of officers from Revere, Chelsea, and Transit Police. → Read More