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Report: City Council Probing Constable Vetting Process After 2 Officers Shot

Kirk Figueroa nearly killed Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris last week

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    NEWSLETTERS

    After two Boston police officers were nearly killed by a constable, the city questions the vetting process (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Boston Police Officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris were critically injured in the shootout.

    • Suspect Kirk Figueroa supposedly ran a private security firm in Miami, San Francisco and Boston.

    • Figueroa was sworn in as a constable in July, requiring mayoral and council approval.

    Boston city councilors want police to explain how the man who shot the two officers before being fatally shot by police was able to become a constable. 

    Kirk Figueroa nearly killed Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris last week. 

    He was sworn in as a constable in July, requiring mayoral and council approval. 

    The Boston Police background check only covers criminal records in Massachusetts, but he had been charged multiple times in Georgia. 

    The Boston Herald reports the BPD does not have access to the FBI’s fingerprint database on constable background checks. 

    City Councilor Tim McCarthy told the paper a ball was dropped somewhere along the line. 

    Cintolo is now out of the hospital. However, Morris remains hospitalized. 

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