A firing that should have stuck
The Boston Globe
July 15, 2017

“Something is terribly broken in our city and state when a public menace like David Williams can’t be fired.

“Lord knows, the BPD has tried to get rid of him — not once, but twice.

“The first time was back in 1998, after he was fired for his role in the brutal beating of undercover police officer Michael Cox, a black man mistaken for a shooting suspect by his fellow officers, who then tried to cover up their crime. Cox won a $1.3 million settlement in that case. No police officer was charged for the beating, though three, including Williams, were fired because of it.”

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