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Monday, March 05, 2018

Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus outraged

Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Reacts to Boston Globe “Trooper involved in shooting has history of racist online posts” Article 

The MBLLC is outraged by the remarks made by Massachusetts State Police Trooper Matthew Sheehan as detailed in the Boston Globe. Working to ensure a more bias-free police force in Massachusetts remains a top priority for the MBLLC. The offensive and disparaging comments expressed by Trooper Sheehan reaffirms the great need for these efforts. The departmental review of officer level data called for in our racial profiling legislation is precisely aimed at preventing officers like Trooper Sheehan from flying under the radar. 

Trooper Sheehan’s bigoted and sexist sentiments raises majors concerns for the diverse communities he is responsible for protecting. We hope the State Police administration investigates these findings and maintains a zero tolerance policy against hate speech and discrimination. We also request an immediate meeting with the administration.