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    State Police Head, Deputy Supt. Retire Early Amid Scandal

    Massachusetts State Police Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes is stepping down after Col. Richard McKeon retired in the wake of claims that troopers were forced to alter arrest reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

    The former head of the Massachusetts State Police is seeking the dismissal of two lawsuits filed by state troopers who allege they were ordered to scrub embarrassing information from a police report about the arrest of a judge's daughter.

    In motions filed Tuesday, the lawyer for former Col. Richard McKeon says the report contained "irrelevant and salacious statements purportedly made by a young woman struggling with drug addiction." He says McKeon's order to change the report was in keeping with his supervisory duties.

    Troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei are suing McKeon in federal court. McKeon's attorney noted that neither trooper was fired.

    McKeon retired abruptly in November after Gov. Charlie Baker said he was investigating the altered report.

    Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Lot Overnight

    [NATL] Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Wisconsin Lot Overnight

    A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, authorities said. An impaired driver was pulled over and arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but left the 4-year-old girl, who spent the night in the tow lot where temperatures dropped to 19 degrees.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

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