A 26-year-old Roxbury man has been arrested in Brockton in the Oct. 21 shooting death of a victim who was found on Parker Street. The Boston Police Fugitive Unit, Brockton Police, and Massachusetts State Police made an onsite warrant arrest of Uhmari Bufford, 26, on Oct. 23, according to BPDnews.com. The warrant out of Roxbury District Court charges Bufford with murder, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
Boston Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found on Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers from Boston Police District E-13 responded to a call for shot spotter activation in the area of 950 Parker St. around 6:51 pm on Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers saw a male in his mid-forties suffering from gunshot wounds, according to BPDnews.com. Boston EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died to his injuries.
The majority of people who've made their way through Franklin Park in the last week or so probably don't know about two haunting things recently discovered in the recreational haven. On Aug. 29, two people who were magnet fishing in Scarboro Pond off a bridge pulled up something heavy -- a firearm. Boston Police met Park Rangers and the two people who fished out the gun, which was loaded and covered in muddy gunk, according to BPDnews.com. Due to the mud, the make and model were not immediately identified, and the firearm was given to the BPD Ballistics Unit for further investigation.
Residents are being asked to provide community feedback during listening sessions of the Boston Police Reform Task Force starting July 22. The gathered input will be used to review the BPD's policies, practices, and to recommend reform measures. Residents are being asked to share their experiences on any of the four topics that are being covered:
The Body Worn Camera Program: Wednesday, July 22, 3-5 pm
Implicit bias training: Thursday, July 23, 3-5 pm
Strengthening Boston's existing police review board, known as the Co-op Board: Wednesday, July 29, 3-5 pm
Reviewing the use of force policies: Thursday, July 30, 3-5 pm
Testimony can also be submitted in any language either written or via the WebEx listening sessions. Written testimony can also be submitted before or after the listening sessions by emailing BPDTaskforce@boston.gov. You can also learn more information on how to participate at boston.gov/ending-racism. The Task Force will submit their initial recommendations by August 14, 2020.
We've all noticed that there has been an increase in renegade fireworks being shot off across the city this month. There have been so many complaints to the city that Mayor Walsh created a task force to tackle the issue of illegal fireworks. "Fireworks are a serious issue not only in the city of Boston, but all across the country. People lose sleep, babies get woken up, some people with PTSD experience real harms, pets are terrified and they're fire hazards," said Mayor Walsh. Fireworks calls to the Boston Police Department were up by 5,543% in June 2020 compared to the previous June, according to a city press release.