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

O’Brien declines to testify as prosecution rests in probation case

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe staff

Former probation chief John O’Brien and two top aides will not take the stand in their corruption trial.

Jury hears of power play in probation case

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe staff

Lawyers said Thursday that former probation commissioner John J. O’Brien proposed sweeping changes to state law that would have effectively given him a job for life.

Robert DeLeo in glare at Probation hiring trial

By Milton J. Valencia and Michael Levenson , Globe staff

Prosecutors sought to show that the House speaker granted officials favors in exchange for jobs for friends.

Ex-judge grilled on probation hiring

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

Lawyers argued that the witness, the retired head of administration for the state courts, had the ultimate authority to monitor the hiring process.