The Globe found dozens of Boston police officers whose legal problems just melted away.
The story focused in part on a 2013 car crash caused by then-Detective Robert Tully, who was driving an unmarked cruiser near his home in suburban Rockland. Tully crossed the centerline and hit a car driven by a nurse coming home from work, sending both of them to the hospital.
Hospital records showed Tully had booze on his breath, was slurring his words, and his blood alcohol content was 2.5 times the legal limit. He was never charged with driving under the influence.
The victim’s father asked Rockland police and the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office to request Tully’s toxicology reports from the hospital, but there is no evidence that they ever did. Boston police also failed to investigate thoroughly.
In reporting the story, the Globe received the following statements from public officials, police, and prosecutors: