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Three disciplined in case preceding Amy Lord death

Boston police reprimanded three supervisors Friday involved in a prior case tied to the accused assailant in the slaying of a 24-year-old South Boston woman this summer, in a move that drew immediate fire from a minority officers advocacy group.

The supervisors were disciplined for their role in a 2012 case that led to the demotion of Boston police Detective Jerome Hall-Brewster because of his reported failure to follow up on evidence possibly linking suspect Edwin Alemany to an alleged assault. In July, about 10 months later, Alemany was arrested and charged with kidnapping Amy Lord in South Boston, killing her, and dumping her body in Hyde Park, sparking questions about why he was not held in the prior case.

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