Boston to launch effort to solve more homicides
City police may add to squads
The Boston Police Department plans to bolster homicide squads in the coming year and examine the way it investigates murders in an effort to combat one of the city’s most intractable problems - the painfully slow rate at which most killings are solved. The plan is not finalized, but an initial proposal calls for each homicide squad, which is now made up of two detectives and a sergeant, to be beefed up by two more investigators and supervised more closely by commanders. Detectives from the drug and gang units would regularly be called to crime scenes to help.