Saturday, February 20, 2021

Boston men arrested for Assault & Robbery at MBTA State Street station.

 On February 17, 2021 at approximately 9PM a 38 year old male while exiting the MBTA State Street Station was attacked from behind by several males who punched and kicked him about his face and body. Once on the ground one of the victim's attackers removed the victim's cell phone and wallet from the victim's pocket and fled. 

Damos Reddick


 

Based on an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives Damos Reddick, 36, of Boston and Justin Mackenzie, 32, of Boston were arrested on February 18, 2021 for Unarmed Robbery and Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon: Shod Foot. The arrestees were transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.

Justin Mackenzie

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Person of Interest Re: Larceny Investigation. Recognize him ?

If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app  

The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to a Bike Larceny at Alewife MBTA Station on Friday, February 5, 2021, at approximately 3:07 PM.

 

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt


 

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Identification Wanted. Possible Firearm Possession

  If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app  

The Transit Police Department is seeking the identity of the individual depicted within regarding a Possession of a Firearm Investigation which occurred at the MBTA's Malden Center Station on January 30, 2021 at approximately 6PM. 



media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Monday, February 1, 2021

Former TPD officer Indicted by Suffolk County DA's Office

 Former TPD Officer Indicted on Civil Rights Violation and Other Charges

Arraignment Scheduled for Next Month

 

BOSTON, February 1, 2021— A Suffolk County grand jury on Friday returned indictments against former Transit Police Officer NICHOLAS MORRISSEY, 41, in connection with an April 28, 2020, incident in which he allegedly used excessive force against a homeless man and filed a report that was contradicted by video.

 “In many cases, some individuals who regularly encounter police do so as the result of mental illness, substance use disorder, food and housing insecurity, or homelessness – all factors that make them more vulnerable and in greater need of assistance.  Every time an individual comes in contact with a member of law enforcement is a potential opportunity to provide assistance or access to services,” District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.  “Instead, Officer Morrissey is accused of physically assaulting the victim and using his position of trust and authority to actively cover up his criminal actions.”

Officer Morrissey was indicted on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (pavement), violating the victim’s civil rights and filing a false report.  He is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on March 5, 2021.

According to prosecutors, Transit Police were called to Forest Hills MBTA station for a report of an intoxicated homeless man who refused to depart from a bus that had completed its route on April 28.  Officer Morrissey was the first officer to arrive at the location.  He allegedly dragged the 63-year-old victim from the bus on the Forest Hills busway and forcibly held the man face-down with a knee on his back for 20 seconds, pushed his head into the pavement, and later dragged him out of the bus lane.  The man, who is known to MBTA police, suffered abrasions to his face that required a response from Boston EMS. 

A second officer arrived at the scene after these events transpired.  That officer noted that the victim was bleeding from the forehead and appeared more agitated than in prior interactions.  Unaware of the alleged assault by his colleague, the second officer began speaking with the victim in an effort to de-escalate the situation until an ambulance arrived.

“This second officer exhibited the type and quality of care for the public that is expected and required from members of law enforcement.  He, like the many other officers throughout Suffolk County that show compassion and empathy to people requiring assistance, should be commended,” District Attorney Rollins said.

A TPD superintendent had listened to the radio transmissions on the call in real-time as the events occurred and became concerned by the need for medical assistance.  He later checked for a use-of-force report, which should have been filed in accordance with the department’s policy, and found none.

Officer Morrissey had instead filed a report on the incident alleging that the victim lost his balance while attempting to spit at him. Officer Morrissey said he grabbed the man by the shoulders and redirected him before the man fell through the bus door and hit his forehead on the pavement. The allegations contained in the report are not supported by security video or witness statements.

Officer Morrissey resigned from his position before any disciplinary action could take place. 

“Had it not been for the intentional efforts of Transit Police Department leadership and their commitment to ensuring the safety of every individual they are duty bound to protect and serve, Officer Morrissey’s actions may not have come to light.  I’m grateful to Chief Kenneth Green and his department for immediately starting an investigation and bringing their concerns to my office,” District Attorney Rollins said.

Assistant District Attorney Kevin Bergin of District Attorney Rollins’ Special Prosecutions Unit led the grand jury investigation resulting in Friday’s indictments.  Mr. Morrissey is scheduled to be arraigned March 5, 2021, in Suffolk Superior Court.

 

media inquires should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

 

 

 

All charged individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Recognize him ? Please contact w/any info you may have. TY

  If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app 

The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to Larceny of Bike Parts at Back Bay MBTA Station on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at approximately 11:10 PM.

 

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Roxbury man arrested twice in a 55 hour period for stabbings.

 On January 27, 2021 at approximately 2PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were on patrol at the MBTA's Nubian Sq. Station when they were alerted to a confrontation and immediately proceeded in that direction. Upon arrival officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent (Non Life threatening stab wound) and witnesses pointing out a male, later identified as Cyier Ayala-Jones, 18 of Roxbury as the victim's assailant. Ayala-Jones was quickly walking away from the officers who ordered him to stop. Ayala-Jones refused to comply and continued walking away. Officers caught up to him and a struggle ensued. Ayala-Jones was ultimately brought under control and placed into custody. Once inside the officer's cruiser Ayala-Jones began to kick the windows and door causing damage. The knife used in the assault was recovered and the victim was transported to a local area hospital for emergency surgery. Ayala-Jones was processed at TPD-HQ for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Knife. 

Allegedly the altercation began over "Looks" and words were exchanged. 

On January 29, 2021 at approximately 9PM Cyier Ayala-Jones, 18, of Roxbury was at Nubian Sq. station again and this time accused another adult male of allegedly looking at his female companion. According to witness statements Ayala-Jones brandished a knife and attempted to assault the alleged looker. Ayala-Jones' female companion attempted to prevent him from doing so and she herself was stabbed by Ayala-Jones in the shoulder area. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening stab wound. Ayala-Jones was placed into custody and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. Ayala-Jones to face Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon to wit Knife.  

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt