Friday, April 19, 2013
Sean Collier, 26, was killed on Thursday night in a shooting at MIT, allegedly by the suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer shot and killed Thursday night has been identified as Sean Collier of Somerville, a 26-year-old who has strong Wilmington ties. According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, Collier worked for MIT Police since January 2012 and was previously a civilian employee for the Somerville Police Department. Police said that at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday night, they received a report of shots fired on the MIT campus in Cambridge. About 10 minutes later, Collier was found shot in his vehicle near Vassar and Main Street. The shooting began a string of events that led to one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers being killed in a shootout with police. An MBTA transit officer was also shot …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Police and fire officials have been busy this week.
From the November Police shooting being ruled justifiable to the latest firefighters in the city; both departments were in the news this week. The November shooting of Bryce Coutinho by Marlborough Police Officer Soren Levenson has been deemed justifiable by the Middlesex District Attorney's office. The department's investigation concluded that Coutinho, who had assault and battery charges pending with the Marlborough Police Department, got within 5 or 6 feet of the officer while holding a knife in an aggresive manner. A Marlborough man was released on $10,000 bail this week after breaking into her apartment and punching a woman in the face and allegedly telling her he was going to kill her. A new group of firefighters has joined …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Marlborough Police Officer whose actions were being investigated following a police-involved shooting has returned to active duty.
Marlborough Police Officer Soren Levenson, who has been on paid administrative leave since the fatal shooting of Bryce Coutinho in November, returned to active duty last week, according to police officials. Levenson was placed on leave, following standard protocol, during an investigation by multiple agencies of the fatal November 12 shooting. The findings that the shooting was justifiable was announced yesterday by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. The decision to have Levenson return to active duty was a combination of a number of factors, including his well-being, said police officials. According to the findings of the District Attorney's investigation, Levenson fired his service firearm twice after Coutinho — who had a previous…
An investigation has ruled the November police shooting of a man with a knife justified.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here is everything that has been written about the November police-involved fatal shooting.
A police-involved shooting has been ruled justified following an investigation by multiple agencies.
The fatal shooting of Bryce Coutinho by a Marlborough Police officer has been ruled justified following an investigation by multiple agencies. "The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has determined that the response of the officer was justifiable under the law to effect lawful objectives, including the need to protect himself from the immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury from the subject who ignored repeated warnings to drop the knife and advanced on the officer with that knife in a small confined space with no reasonable means of escape," stated a Press Release from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The investigation, conducted by the attorney's office, state police and Marlborough Police Department found that …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The investigation into last November's police-involved shooting continues.
The investigation into the fatal shooting of Bryce Coutinho by a Marlborough Police officer is still underway, according to officials from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. The investigation continues with the district attorney, said MaryBeth Long from the attorney's office. The officer involved remains on paid administrative leave following normal procedures. The investigation began after the fatal shooting on November 12. It has been reported that Coutinho had a knife on him at the time of the shooting. According to court documents, Coutinho had assault and battery charges pending against him from an incident the previous month in which he had also allegedly jumped in front of a car in a suicide attempt.
Monday, November 19, 2012
We have compiled all of our information on the police shooting in one location.
It has been ruled that the shooting, by a Marlborough Police officer, that resulted in the death of Bryce Coutinho was justified. Below is a list of the news related to this shooting as it was reported. The officer involved in the shooting returned to active duty in February. In early February, officials were still investigating the shooting. It was announced that, following standard procedure, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave. A representative from the state agency that oversees training of police officers has said that the use of deadly force is always a judgment call. The Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the Marlborough Police department are both conducting investigations into the…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
From a man caught with drugs near a school, a domestic disturbance call at the high school and the Monday night shooting; Marlborough police were busy this week.
fatal shooting of Bryce Coutinho by a Marlborough police officer. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while, following standard procedure, both the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the Marlborough Police investigate the shooting. Police also had to deal with a number of other incidents this week. Corey Cheney, 22, of 18 Hastings Street, was within 1,000 feet of the Hildreth School when he was caught with prescription drugs, according to police. When police searched his vehicle they also allegedly found brass knuckles. Three Marlborough men were nabbed in relation to a Shrewsbury robbery this week. The men were charged with breaking into a home and threatening the owner. A domestic disturbance was reported at …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The police officer involved in the fatal shooting Monday night has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The officer involved in the shooting death of Bryce Coutinho has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s standard. He is on paid administrative leave right now,” said Police Chief Mark Leonard. The chief declined to comment on the department's ongoing internal investigation into the shooting, directing any questions to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office which is also investigating the shooting. According to officials, at approximately 8 p.m. Monday Marlborough Police responded to 52 Meadow Brook Road for a domestic disturbance and to assist in the removal of an unwanted person from a residence. Upon arrival, police were confronted by a man armed with a knife, according to officials. A Marlborough police officer discharged his…