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BEHIND THE SHIELD

The Boston Globe dispatched a team of reporters earlier this year to closely examine law enforcement in Massachusetts. The team took on law officer misconduct, revealed racism within the ranks, and exposed cover-ups within some of the state’s largest and most venerated police forces. Read their work below.

Boston Police

Prosecutors

State Police

Other Law Enforcement

Help us hold law enforcement accountable

Share your experience and story. Have you filed a complaint against an officer? Tell us how it went. Do you know more about any of these cases we highlighted? Are there other incidents we should look at? Let us know.

Explore the data

Reporters have compiled records and crunched data and produced several exclusive databases that take you inside the operations of local law enforcement. From officer misconduct to awards, payroll to diversity data, explore the records for yourself.