Cop Accused of Helping Gang Member Worked Out of JP Station

Mel Steele, who resigned this month from the Boston Police Department, faces federal charges he helped a gangster by looking up a license number of an undercover cop — then lying about it to the FBI.

Steele worked in the Youth Violence Strike Force, which targets gangs, from 2007 to 2011, according to the Boston Herald, and was stationed out of the E-13 District in Jamaica Plain.

Hub police remained silent yesterday on charges that one of their own helped a gang member by looking up a license plate number of an undercover cop car and then lied to the FBI about it, an “alarming” case one community leader said deserves a full review inside the BPD.

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