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Mayor Walsh picks William Evans to lead Boston police

Acting commissioner made mark at Marathon attacks

William Evans, the acting Boston police commissioner and a 31-year-veteran of the force, will be named to the permanent post Thursday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said Tuesday night.

“Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department, and public safety is one of my biggest priorities,” Walsh said in a corrected statement early Wednesday. “Commissioner Evans has been an invaluable resource to me during this transition period, and I know that his expertise and governance of the Police Department will be a key component to my Administration.”

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