On March 12, 2021 at approximately 11:46PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Braintree station for a male refusing to exit the train. Upon arrival the officer was met by an MBTA employee who informed the officer he attempted to explain to the male he had to exit the train but in return the male called him a racial epithet several times.
The officer entered the train and approached the male, later identified as Joseph Edge, 48, of Boston. Edge repeated the racial epithet and informed the officer to.... well... go have sex with himself. The officer employed numerous de-escalation techniques to no avail. The officer not deterred continued to try and coax Edge from the train. At this point Edge threw a book striking the officer in the face and then grabbed the officer's testicles while punching the officer. The officer was able to overcome Edge's assault and with the assistance of responding officers placed him into custody. Edge was transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. However before Edge was transported away from the scene he decided to scream more racial epithets at the above referenced MBTA employee.
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt