After the murder of Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon in April, the NBC10 Boston Investigators took the lead immediately, examining the system that let yet another violent criminal out on the streets. In the murders of the last four police officers, we uncovered a Massachusetts system now in question with the governor’s office.
We repeatedly found judges who had the chance to keep the eventual shooters behind bars, but instead released them. In a rare opportunity, three Massachusetts police chiefs who lost officers sit down together with our team calling for change: “Somebody help us!”
In Judging the System, the NBC10 Boston Investigators question why career criminals keep being let go and what will it take to stop it.
Three Massachusetts police chiefs, all of whom have had officers killed by career criminals, are calling on state leaders to reexamine key parts of the state judicial system nearly two months after a violent criminal with a long record was accused of killing a Yarmouth police officer. CLICK HERE
Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon was killed serving a warrant in Barnstable in April. Two other officers backed Gannon up on the call. Numerous others responded after Gannon was shot. As the media noise fades, the radio calls from that day can still whisper like a ghost in the deafening silence that remains for the officers involved. CLICK HERE
More than a year before he was murdered, Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon was in court, trying to keep the man now charged with his death behind bars. CLICK HERE
After three officers were murdered by career criminals, pressure is mounting, including from national groups, for change to how Massachusetts evaluates criminals for release. CLICK HERE
John Williams was released on bail in Massachusetts before allegedly shooting and killing sheriff's deputy Eugene Cole in Maine. CLICK HERE
Two police chiefs are calling for a change to a system that has freed three violent offenders who went on to kill three police officers. CLICK HERE
Courtroom audio reveals Judge Andrew Mandell’s warning to Jorge Zambrano three months before Zambrano killed Auburn Police Officer Ron Tarentino Jr. CLICK HERE