BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – There is more potential fallout from the failed probe of a man who is now a person of interest in the Amy Lord murder. Boston police say the now-demoted detective's supervisors are under scrutiny.
Edwin Alemany is being looked at for the brutal attack and murder of Lord, but has not yet been charged. The 28-year-old is currently undergoing a mental competency exam and has been charged with attacking two other women in South Boston.
Alemany was a suspect in an attack on a woman in Roxbury last fall. Boston Police Detective Jerome Hall-Brewster was demoted to patrol officer after failing to investigate Alemany's role in that attack. The woman was assaulted, fell unconscious and woke up with Alemany's wallet. But he was never arrested.
Officials say Hall-Brewster failed to return phone calls and e-mails to the crime lab testing evidence. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says Alemany will now be charged with that crime.
According to the Boston Herald, the ex-con struck a deal in 2010 that let him serve jail sentences at the same time for two other offenses. A spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says they stand by their decision because one of the cases was factually weak and there was no guarantee he would have received a harsher punishment.