Milton J. Valencia

Valencia covers the federal courts and law enforcement for the Metro desk. He has been with the Globe since 2007, as a regional reporter and as a general assignment reporter on the morning and night shifts. His stories focus on quality-of-life issues, while also analyzing crime trends and law enforcement policies.

Latest stories

Mass. police forces lag in racial diversity

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

The state’s eight most ethnically and racially diverse communities are policed by a predominantly white corps of officers.

Tsarnaev sister arrested in alleged bomb threat

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

Ailana Tsarnaev allegedly told a woman in New York that “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”

Police defend use of military-style equipment

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

The level of firepower seen this week in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a growing concern of civil rights groups.


US Supreme Court to consider hearing Mehanna terror case

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe staff

The US Supreme Court will consider at a conference committee Sept. 29 whether to hear the case of Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man convicted of terrorism.