Officers shot and killed a suspect near Back Bay Station last week. Does the incident make you feel less safe in the area?
Many Back Bay residents were shocked last week to hear of a fatal police-involved shooting on Darmouth Street near Back Bay Station. Jon Sennett was bartending at Clerys on Tuesday night when he heard roaring sirens and saw flashing lights outside the bar. “I’ve never seen so many police cars in this area,” he said. The incident occured just when the Boston Police Department announced crime was down in the neighborhood by 13 percent compared to last year. Do you feel safe overall in Back Bay, and do you believe this was an isolated incident? Or do you think there's cause for concern in the neighborhood?
The fatal officer-involved shooting is still under investigation.
One day after a fatal officer-involved shooting on Darmouth Street, the Suffolk District Attorney's Office released a statement that the incident is still under investigation. "Working with members of the BPD Firearms Discharge Investigation Team, a senior prosecutor will review the facts and circumstances to determine whether charges are warranted; that process began at the scene yesterday, continued through the night, and is ongoing this morning," said Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Wark said the deceased’s identity will be released, likely by Boston Police, after family notifications have been made. The incident occured around 5:45 on Tuesday night, when police enacted a traffic stop on …