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Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

State Police under scrutiny for handling of guns seized at Logan Airport

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The destruction of evidence in a pending criminal case has sparked another internal investigation at the state’s beleaguered law enforcement agency.

An agonizing year of waiting for answers follows Reading police shooting

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Speaking publicly for the first time since the 2018 fatal shooting, family members of Alan Greenough said the wait for autopsy results and the identity of the officer involved has been agonizing.

State Police to step up hiring process Superintendent seeks to diversify agency’s ranks

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In 2008, the head of the Massachusetts State Police said he was trying to speed up the hiring of new recruits and attract more women and minorities.

Long delays in State Police crash probes are strikingly routine

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Extended delays in crash investigations over the past five years are strikingly routine, a Globe review of State Police records has found.