BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Police second-in-command retires after the announced departure of the agency chief in the middle of claims that he ordered a trooper to change a police report about the arrest of a judge, his daughter.
Spokesman David Procopio, says Deputy Director of the Francis Hughes retired Tuesday after a 31-year career.
Hughes’ dismissal comes after Col. Richard won, he announced his retirement Friday. Procopio says that it is in the tradition of the deputy director to use his or her position as the inspector does.
McKeon resigned in the wake of a federal lawsuit by a soldier, who claims he was ordered to change the police report to remove embarrassing information about the daughter of a judge.
The police has defended asking the soldier to the change of the report, says some information is not relevant to the arrest.