While in the process of asking police departments around the nation about their policies on off-duty officers, we received Boston Police Department’s Rule 102 - ”The Conduct and General Rights and Responsibilities of Department Personnel,” which contains all the rules and regulations that a BPD officer must live by. Apparently, naps were an issue.
In response to an order from the state records authority, Boston police have provided more detailed reasons for withholding documents related to cell phone trackers. The department altered its legal stance slightly, and asserts that revealing which agencies have StingRays helps criminals to evade law enforcement.
Last week, the Massachusetts public records chief determined that the Boston Police Department must either release documents on StingRay cell phone trackers, or else provide a more detailed rationale for withholding them.