Massachusetts State Police Colonel Retires After Investigation Launched On Altered Report

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Retires After Investigation Launched On Altered Report

State police have defended ordering Sceviour to alter the report, saying he had been asked to remove comments that weren't relevant to the arrest.

Massachusetts State Police Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes is stepping down after Col. Richard McKeon retired in the wake of claims that troopers were forced to alter arrest reports.

The judge's daughter was arrested on October 16 after she allegedly swerved into a police construction detail on I-190 in Worcester.

"Traditionally, when a Colonel/Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police leaves his or her position, the Deputy Superintendent resigns as well to allow a new Colonel to select a second-in-command of his or her own choosing", the statement said. "As such, Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes today retired from the State Police after a 31-year career. Deputy Superintendent Hughes served honorably in numerous postings, including almost 20 years in the Gang Unit, an important period at the State Police Academy, and several years as a deputy commander in the Division of Investigative Services", he said.

Trooper Ali Rei said she plans to file a similar lawsuit accusing commanders of forcing her to alter a police report. "The department has deep gratitude for his years of dedicated service".

Prior to both retirement announcements, Turtleboy Sports reported that McKeon "and at least one subordinate" would be leaving the State Police. The daughter of District Court Judge Tim Bibaud, she allegedly made inappropriate statements, according to the original police report.