New Boston Police Commissioner placed on administrative leave for ‘disturbing issues’

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BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – Just days after starting his new position as Boston Police Commissioner, Dennis White was placed on administrative leave after allegations of past “issues” have surfaced.

“In an attempt to create a smooth transition and honor former Commissioner Gross’s desire to spend time with his family, Dennis White was asked to quickly step into the role of Police Commissioner, beginning last Friday. These disturbing issues were not known to me or my staff, but should have been at the forefront”

“Upon learning of these serious allegations, I immediately acted, placing the Commissioner on administrative leave, while corporation counsel engages outside counsel to conduct a full and impartial investigation. In the interim, Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long will serve as acting Commissioner,” Boston mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement on Wednesday.

This is a developing story. More information will be added when it becomes available. 

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