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

Prosecutors urge judge to reject Tsarnaev appeal of conviction

By , Globe Staff

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that the local jury had been prejudiced by the overwhelming publicity in the case.

US attorney general pledges to help region fight opioid abuse

By , Globe Staff

“It is an epidemic, it is a tragedy, and it is a public health crisis,” Lynch told a gathering at the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Major heroin ring broken up in Southeastern Mass., officials say

By , Globe Staff

Arrests took place in areas including Fall River, Lawrence, Taunton, Marshfield, New Bedford, and Providence.

‘Top Chef’ indictment triggers City Hall review

By and , Globe Staff

Mayor Walsh hired Brian Kelly, who helped convict “Whitey” Bulger, to investigate the city’s role in a union’s alleged extortion scheme.