Two high-ranking members of the Massachusetts State Police have retired after being accused of taking part in a conspiracy to alter an arrest report.
State police announced Friday that Lt. Col. Daniel Risteen and Major Susan Anderson had retired. Court documents allege that Col. Richard McKeon, the department's former head, conspired with Anderson, Risteen and state officials to amend the report on the arrest of a judge's daughter.
McKeon retired in November after troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei sued, alleging that the colonel ordered changes to their arrest reports for OUI charges against Alli Bibaud, the daughter of District Court Judge Tim Bibaud.
Sceviour's defense says he was told to delete Bibaud's alleged indication about "the possibility of sexual favors in return for leniency," as well as her alleged statement that her "dad is an [expletive] judge."
In Sceviour's opposition to McKeon's motion to dismiss a lawsuit against him, Anderson is named as a defendant.
"McKeon also ordered defendant Major Susan Anderson to destroy the official log containing the statements of Alli Bibaud and to order Trooper Ali Rei to alter her corresponding report," the court document read.
That same document claims that "according to Major Anderson, District Attorney Joseph Early, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Risteen, and Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett, participated in the conspiracy," which Sceviour classifies as "'an agreement' to threaten, intimidate, and coerce him into amending his report."
Col. Kerry Gilpin, who replaced McKeon as superintendent, announced Friday that Robert Favuzza had been promoted to lieutanant colonel and assigned as commander of field services to replace Risteen. Thomas Zona was promoted to major and named commander of Troop C, replacing Anderson.