Evan Allen

Allen covers law enforcement and breaking news in Boston and around New England. She joined the Globe in 2011 after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in writing, literature and publishing. In her time at the Globe, she has covered several metrowest towns and major news events including the Boston Marathon bombings.

Latest stories

In Braintree evidence scandal, unheeded warnings

By and , Globe Staff

Despite growing concerns about Susan Zopatti’s behavior, the chief left her in charge of the evidence room.

Janitors vote to authorize strike if no deal is reached

By Nicole Fleming and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

A strike would affect 13,000 janitors, most of whom are immigrants, who clean about 2,000 office buildings in the Boston area.

Braintree Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

By and , Globe Staff

Russell Jenkins will step down next month as Braintree’s police department reels from revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room.

Norfolk DA will give grants to police departments to perform audits

By , Globe Staff

The grants come after an audit of Braintree’s evidence room revealed the disappearance of guns, drugs, and money.