Today, on Friday, December 8, 2017, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans suspended Officer Monicka Stinson, 37, of Dorchester, without pay after she was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury. The indictment comes as part of an ongoing investigation jointly conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit, the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit, and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Commissioner Evans placed Stinson on Administrative Leave pending an ongoing Homicide and Anti-Corruption Division investigation. That investigation led to today’s indictment.
Said Commissioner Evans, “I hold my officers to the highest of standards and expect them to cooperate with investigations regardless of any personal connections to those involved. News of today's indictment sends a strong message that no one is above the law and that this conduct will not be tolerated. Incidents like this can erode the trust that my officers work at building each and every day in the communities we serve. I commend the work of my Homicide Detectives and Anti-Corruption Detectives who investigated this case from the beginning. As difficult as the outcome can be, it is our duty to follow the investigation wherever it leads."
Stinson is a 10-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who was hired in July of 2007. She is charged with Witness Interference and Obstruction of Justice.
Where this remains an active investigation, the BPD is unable to provide any further details at this time.