Former Gang Cop Stationed in JP Fined for Lying to FBI

The Boston Herald reports on the punishment given Mel Steele, a former officer with the Boston Police Youth Violence Task Force.

Steele, 36, was fined $2,000 and put on probation after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about helping a gang member by looking up the license plate of a unmarked police car.

Steele, who worked in Jackson Square , was stationed out of Jamaica Plain’s E-13 police station, according to the Herald.

Former Boston gang cop Mel Steele has been given probation and slapped with a $2,000 fine for lying to the FBI in an investigation related to local gangs.Steele, 36, pleaded guilty last fall to lying to the FBI about using a police computer to look up an undercover cop’s license plate number for Academy Homes Street Gang member Lamarr Axell.Steele also tried to extract information from a state trooper on the details of Axell’s subsequent arrest on weapons charges, which prosecutors say the trooper declined.

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