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Former Braintree chief denied releasing Amy Bishop

A Quincy District Court judge overseeing a 2010 inquest was skeptical of the assertions of a former Braintree police chief that he did not meet with the mother of Amy Bishop in the hours after she shot her brother in 1986 and had not ordered the younger woman’s release.

In newly released testimony from the inquiry into Seth Bishop’s death, John Polio, who was chief at the time, said he did not speak with Judy Bishop, Amy’s mother, after the shooting, although other law enforcement officials said the two spoke privately at the police station just before Amy Bishop was released.

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