Mass Dissent – Litigation Committee Update

As a result of our latest (and third) lawsuit against the Boston Police Department under the Massachusetts Freedom of Information Act, we recently received a list of every complaint against BPD officers from 2011 to present. Each complaint provides the officer’s name, the date and description of the complaint, and the disposition.

Thanks to five undergraduate students from Harvard College, we are prepared to begin the tedious task of reviewing and sorting these complaints into various categories. Once we identify the complaints of interest, the BPD will provide us the underlying files for further review. We expect to take our results to the BPD and community. This is a large project that requires all hands on deck; if you are interested in helping us, please reach out to us at