BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Massachusetts politician is calling for police to round up all wanted, violent criminals in the wake of the shocking murder of a South Boston woman.
South Boston Rep. Nick Collins told FOX 25 Wednesday that he's requesting the warrant sweep across the city.
The move comes following Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis admitting that the Boston Police Department dropped the ball after failing to arrest Edwin Alemany after an attack on a woman in 2012. During that attack in Roxbury, the woman was choked unconscious. She woke up and found she'd grabbed Alemany's wallet and identification.
Davis has said the detective failed to follow up on that case. Because of that, Detective Jerome Hall-Brewster was demoted. Now, a Boston Police spokeswoman confirms Hall-Brewster never even returned phone calls or e-mails from the crime lab that was testing evidence in the case.
Alemany is charged in two violent attacks against women in Southie and he is the sole person of interest in the murder of Amy Lord.
According to the Boston Herald, state police officials are reviewing the request with Boston police.
Police said Lord, a Bentley University graduate, was kidnapped last Tuesday and forced to withdraw cash from five banks before she was killed. A bicyclist discovered her body later that day at the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.