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by Art Jahnke

Boston Police Made Many Errors in Student Death

May 26, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

An independent panel investigating the death of Boston college student Victoria Snelgrove found that the Boston Police made many mistakes in their efforts to control a crowd at Fenway Park. Snelgrove was killed after being struck pepper pellets fired by officers trying to control crowds celebrating the Red Sox pennant victory. The Boston Globe reports that Snelgrove died because of a series of failures by the Boston Police Department, including poor planning at headquarters, a breakdown of command outside Fenway Park, and ’’serious errors in judgment” by individual officers at the scene of her shooting.