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Gross Is Sworn In As Boston's New Police Commissioner 

WBUR - August 06, 2018, by Simon Rios

Boston has a new police commissioner: William Gross.

He's the first African-American to rise to the highest level of the department.

Gross was sworn in Monday in the heart of Mattapan, at the church that his mother has belonged to since he became a Boston police cadet in the 1980s.

Mayor Marty Walsh, who read Gross the oath of office, said his new police commissioner's talents abound, and they were on display at a march in Boston a year ago, just a week after a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Willie was one of the faces of Boston that day," Walsh said. "He lifted the marchers' spirit as he kept them safe. He stood in the middle of confrontations and the tension seemed to melt away — sometimes with a smile, and sometimes with that look. He may be lovable but he doesn’t play."

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Before putting the technology to use, law enforcement officials are asking the public to weigh in on the policies that surround it. BY ANTONIO PLANAS, BOSTON HERALD / JUNE 20, 2018

(TNS) — Drone technology may prove to be a big help to police investigating crime scenes or searching for suspects, but Boston police want to hear from the public before any official policy is set.

“We are keenly aware of George Orwell, ‘Big Brother is watching’ — we don’t want to be that kind of brother,” said Boston police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross. “We want the inputs before we write the policies. We want everybody’s opinion on what is intrusive and what is not.”

During a hearing before the Committee of Public Safety and Criminal Justice yesterday, several councilors voiced concerns about striking a balance between allowing police to utilize the latest technology — like drones and smartphones equipped with ShotSpotter — without infringing on civil rights.

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Patriots safety Devin McCourty participates in ride-along with Boston police 

Channel 7 News June 18, 2018

BOSTON (WHDH) - New England Patriots safety Davin McCourty participated in a ride-along with Boston police over the weekend.

The longtime Patriot joined Boston police Officer Jorge Dias for a ride-along to “better understand and appreciate just how hard the men and women of #BPD work to keep our city safe,” according to a post on the department’s Twitter page that featured photos of McCourty with Boston residents.

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