John R. Ellement

Richardson Ellement is a Metro reporter who has covered northern New England, Boston police, the courts, and major breaking news stories for the Globe for the past 25 years. In 2010, he received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Journalism award. He is an adjunct professor at Boston University. Currently, he is an online reporter and editor.

Latest stories

Man accused of planning ‘suicide by police’ attack captured

By , Globe Staff

Christopher Ruth, 31, displayed a loaded gun to co-workers and said he wanted to be shot to death, police said.

Transit Police officer ordered to get mental health care

By Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

Prosecutors say Jennifer Garvey brandished a firearm at her wife in an encounter that left the woman with a black eye and other injuries.

Officer being sued is arrested at Gillette Stadium concert

By , Globe Staff

A Transit Police officer accused of violating the civil rights of a Roxbury woman was arrested at Friday’s country music concert.

Victim in P.F. Chang’s stabbing ‘never saw it coming’

By and , Globe Staff

“It was just total chaos,” said William Blundell, who witnessed the stabbing of Elivelton Dias.