Jan Ransom

Ransom covers the Boston Police Department and criminal justice stories for the Globe. She joined the Globe in 2015. A graduate of Howard University, her previous jobs include the New York Daily News, her hometown paper, and the Philadelphia Daily News where she was a city hall reporter.

Latest stories

Fatal State Police shooting of knife-wielding man on Esplanade footbridge in 2015 deemed justified

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Investigators determined that the state trooper acted in self-defense.

Man killed, three people hurt in Sunday Dorchester shootings

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The man died after a double-shooting that also injured a woman near 22 Thane St.

Mother of mentally ill man fatally shot by Boston police demands justice

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At a Friday news conference, Hope Coleman and members of Mass Action Against Police Brutality demanded answers and justice in the fatal police shooting of Terrence Coleman.

Arrest made in road rage slaying

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Deonaire Ganga is charged with shooting Joey DeBarros after they argued while in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard.