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Monday, October 18, 2021

Former Mayor Marty Walsh denies knowledge of allegations against police commissioner

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Former Mayor Marty Walsh denies knowledge of allegations against police commissioner
Former Mayor Marty Walsh denies knowledge of allegations against police commissioner

Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is denying a claim that he had prior knowledge about the domestic violence allegations that embattled Boston police Commissioner Dennis White is facing.

TO WATCH THIS MORNING.TODD?TODD: EMBATTLED POLICECOMMISSIONER DENNIS WHITE HAS AHEARING SCHEDULED HERE TODAY.AND NEW COURT FILINGS JUST HOURSBEFORE THAT COURT DATE AREPUTTING BOSTON’S FORMER MAYOR INTHE HOT SEAT.THE CLAIMS COME IN THE FORM OF ASWORN AFFIDAVIT FROM FORMERPOLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAMGROSS.THEN-MAYOR MARTY WALSH APPOINTEDWHITE TO THE POSITION WHEN GROSSSUDDENLY RETIRED IN FEBRUARY,THEN SUSPENDED WHITE JUST TWODAYS LATER OVER DECADES-OLDDOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATIONS.NOW GROSS ALLEGES WALSH WASBRIEFED ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS,WHEN WHITE WAS BEING CONSIDEREDFOR A PROMOTION BACK IN 2014.WALSH IS NOW U.S. LABORSECRETARY.HE TELLS NEWSCENTER 5 QUOTE, IWAS NOT AWARE OF THESE SERIOUSALLEGATIONS UNTIL AFTER IAPPOINTED WHITE AS POLICECOMMISSIONER.NEITHER THE ALLEGATIONS NOR THEINTERNAL AFFAIRS FILES WERESHARED WITH ME IN 2014, ORDURING ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONOF DENNIS WHITE.HAD I KNOWN, I WOULD NOT HAVECHOSEN HIM FOR POLICECOMMISSIONER OR ANY OTHER ROLE.TODAY’S HEARING FOCUSES ON ABATTLE WITH BOSTON’S CURRENTMAYOR.DENNIS WHITE IS GOING TO COURTTO TRY AND STOP MAYOR KIM JANEYFROM FIRING HIM.JANEY SAYS THE DEPARTMENT NEEDSNEW LEADERSHIP.WE WILL BE HERE AT THECOURTHOUSE, AND WE’LL LET YOUKNOW WHAT HAPP