In Depth: Police
NBPD Chief Paul Oliveira told The Light that the department had “a lot of inaccurate data” on gang membership because there “wasn’t a lot of direction and oversight.”
Hovan and his wife reportedly told officers in 2011 they had a “verbal argument” prior to police arrival. Both declined an abuse prevention order, formally called a 209A.
Dr. Jim O’Rourke: “Mr. Hovan should be immediately dismissed from his leadership position at our nonprofit community health care system.”
Keith Hovan wrote Southcoast Health “deserves a leader unencumbered by current personal matters to run what I believe to be the most exceptional health care system in the state.”
“This is a hospital where there are programs for domestic violence, for sexual violence… entire human services work happens there. To see the board react in that way, it’s sad to be honest.”
ROCHESTER — Southcoast Health President Keith A. Hovan, who faces a felony charge for allegedly possessing illegal firearm ammunition, penned an impassioned plea for sensible gun policies after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “Weapons like those used in Newtown and in so many other killing sprees have no purpose but to murder men, women and children,” he wrote, while also acknowledging that law-abiding…
Now, those who are labeled as being gang affiliated will be notified by certified mail and given 14 days to respond to a request to meet with the personnel who approved and verified the information.
More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests against police violence, anti-racism activists say change has been minimal.
The three New Bedford patrolmen had no good answers for why they did not ask Dunn where he was coming from that rainy Friday night; if he had been drinking; and how he crashed his Hyundai Genesis into both a Chevy truck and a Toyota SUV.
Investigators concluded the officers did not ask Councilor Dunn if he had consumed alcohol and they did not go to the hospital, where Dunn was transported after the accident.
State police say an EMT and paramedic on the scene the night of the accidents described it as “obvious” that he had been drinking and that they smelled alcohol on his breath.
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