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Boston Police Officer Fired After Strippers Allegedly Stole His Gun



    Police: Boston Officer's Service Weapon Stolen by RI Strippers

    Authorities say the off-duty Boston officer is on administrative leave after his service weapon was stolen by Rhode Island strippers.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)

    A Boston police officer who allegedly had his gun stolen from him by two exotic dancers earlier this year has been fired.

    Boston police confirmed Monday that Officer Emanuel Brandao was terminated as of March 31. He was placed on leave immediately following the incident.

    No further details were released.

    Brandao's firing stems from an incident in February where two exotic dancers were for allegedly stealing his gun after a night out at a Rhode Island strip club.

    Neish Rivera, 25, of Pawtucket, and Melissa Dacier, 22, of Providence, were charged with felony larceny of a firearm and conspiracy. A third person, 24-year-old Kyle Benford, was later charged in connection with the theft. It's unclear if they have an attorney.

    Brandao told police he met the two women at a club and later went to a Hampton Inn in Pawtucket with them. He claimed one of the women stole the gun from his glove compartment.

    The officer told authorities he was introduced to Rivera by a cousin and communicated with her via Instagram.

    He met with her at the Hampton Inn bar before the two left for a lounge in Providence. At the lounge, the two met with Dacier and the trio left for a strip club before returning to the Hampton Inn, according to police documents.

    Dacier asked if the officer had a phone charger and he gave the woman his car keys to get it from inside his vehicle, documents stated. Dacier returned, then later stepped out of the hotel room to make a phone call and Rivera said she needed to leave.

    Documents said Dacier never returned and the officer went to check on his vehicle, where he noticed the glove compartment that had contained his gun was open. The off-duty officer then called authorities to report the stolen firearm.

    Responding officers were shown Rivera's Instagram account and recognized her as one of the three women charged with prostitution following a raid at the Foxy Lady in Providence.

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