BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Boston police officials have concluded their internal investigation into the department's failure to arrest the man accused of killing a 24-year-old South Boston woman in a previous assault case.
The internal affairs unit announced Friday that they completed their investigation into a 2012 incident involving Edwin Alemany. As a result of their probe, the department has implemented system enhancements that include standardized protocols for case review, as well as training for detective supervisors on the protocols and expectations for case review. A new case records management system is also expected to be implemented in 2014.
Investigators took full inventory of all pending 2013 cases out of district B2, including aggravated assaults, armed robberies, unarmed robberies, and breaking and entering cases.
Lieutenant Detective Patrick Cullity, Sergeant Detective Timothy Horan, and Sergeant Detective Thomas O'Leary were issued written and verbal reprimands for how the case was handled.
In 2012, a woman reported she lost consciousness when she was assaulted by a man. When she awoke, she found Edwin Alemany's wallet in her hand. The Boston Police Department came under fire when it was learned they did not aggressively pursue Alemany as a person of interest in this case. Alemany is accused of murdering 24-year-old Amy Lord in July.
The detective in charge of the 2012 probe, Jerome Hall Brewster, was reassigned to the rank of patrol officer after Lord's death.