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

Appeals Court brings the Probation Department corruption case to an end — finally

By , Globe Staff

An appeals court ended the long saga of the public corruption case of former Probation head John O’Brien and two top deputies.

‘In science we trust’: Rainy Boston rally draws thousands

By and , Globe Staff

Scientists, doctors, and supporters gathered on the Boston Common in coordination with large gatherings across the US.

Loss of ‘Codfather’ permits could hurt New Bedford

By , Globe Staff

In a matter of months, the fish caught by Carlos Rafael’s boats could end up in another port somewhere else in the Northeast.

In Connecticut, heartbreak and disbelief over Aaron Hernandez’s death

By and Rachel G. Bowers , Globe Staff

“It’s just so sad,” said a longtime friend who went to the same high school as Hernandez.