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

For some Boston officers, extra money comes easy

By , Globe Staff

The Police Department paid nearly $60 million in overtime last year, with some officers making up to four times their base salary.

‘We’re going to move from gang to gang to make our city safe’

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Authorities accused a dozen men, mostly gang members, of selling crack cocaine and firearms in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens.

Prosecutors want recourse for low bail after Uber rape case

By , Globe Staff

Immigration officials say they have been unable to locate Luis Baez, 34, who is accused of rape and posted a $2,500 bail.

Michelle Carter apologized to Conrad Roy in a text sent after he was dead

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Prosecutors say Carter, who is accused of persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, sent the messages in order to cover her tracks.