Thursday, May 23, 2013
The officers were recognized for their parts in two separate incidents in Braintree.
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Thursday, May 23
The following is from the Office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey: Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey has recognized four Braintree Police Officers with 2013 Officer Robert P. Dana Awards for outstanding policing. Chief Russell Jenkins nominated officers involved in two separate incidents for the prestigious recognition. “Det. Joseph Molloy was nominated for his role in successfully resolving an incident that neither started nor ended in Braintree,” Morrissey said. “On April 25, 2012, Weymouth police alerted area departments about an armed bank robbery, broadcasting that the two involved males, armed with handguns, had fled the area in a grey Jeep. Detective Molloy spotted a vehicle matching that …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 75 attended the event, which was held March 28 in conference space donated by the Bank of Canton.
The following is from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey: Three Braintree Police Officers and two school officials attended the “Responding to School-Based Violence” conference hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey and Norfolk Advocates for Children last week. Lisa Fahey, Karen MacAleese and Mary Toomey from the police department and school Health Director Melonie Bennett and Nursing Director Paula Dowd attended the half-day conference. Sessions addressed complex issues including the developmental impact on children who experience bullying, harassment, dating violence and other trauma, and specific strategies for responding to those events at different age levels. Other presentations detailed the services …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Braintree officials are developing a long-term strategy to boost school safety.
Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey is offering Braintree and every town in his district a comprehensive school safety assessment, providing improved planning and security in the event of a violent school incident. “This is very important work, and I want to make it as easy as possible for towns to have it done,” said Morrissey, who last week convened the first meeting of his new Norfolk County School Safety Task Force. The meeting was attended by more than 50 people, including Chief Russell Jenkins and several other area police chiefs, principals, superintendents and elected officials. “We will provide this for whichever school facility the community chooses,” Morrissey said. “Then, local police and the school officials can use that assessment …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The training was provided by Response Options, a Texas-based school safety firm presented the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Program.
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Friday, February 15
Three Braintree Police Department officers and two members of the school department attended two day training on how to save lives in the event of a school shooting, hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey last week. “The strict lockdown model has become almost a default protocol to any violent intruder incident,” Morrissey said. “But there is a growing conversation nationally whether a more flexible response, including evacuating the building, barricading the doors and other actions, might not save lives. We wanted to bring Norfolk County schools and police into that conversation, so that they can weigh all of the options available to keep their students safe.” The Feb. 5 and 6 training was provided by Response Options, a Texas-based …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bishop pled guilty to killing three colleagues and wounding three others during a meeting in 2010 at the University of Alabama.
Commonwealth v. Amy Bishop, an indictment charging Braintree High School graduate Bishop with murdering her 18-year-old brother Seth in their family's home 26 years ago, was formally withdrawn by the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday. The move, officially called a Nolle Prosequi, was filed in Superior Court following Bishop's sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole, handed down by an Alabama judge last month for the killing of three colleagues at the University of Alabama and the wounding of three others. It also came on the same day that the Associated Press reported Bishop's request in court documents to be tried in Massachusetts. Last Friday, Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey announced that he would not …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Norfolk DA Michael Morissey made the announcement on Friday following Bishop's life in prison sentence in Alabama earlier this month.
Braintree High School graduate Amy Bishop will likely remain in Alabama, serving a sentence of life in prison for the murders of three university colleagues, and not be brought to Massachusetts on the charge that she also murdered her brother in 1986. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey announced on Friday that he will not start rendition proceedings, saying that the sentence he would seek against Bishop for first degree murder "is already in place" as a result of an Alabama judge's decision earlier this month. Bishop pled guilty to killing three colleagues and wounding three others during a meeting in 2010 at the University of Alabama. On Sept. 24, she was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. “We will not …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Democratic National Convention is being held Sept. 3 through Sept. 6 in Charlotte, NC.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey is one of 136 Democratic delegates from Massachussetts that will likely pledge their support to President Barack Obama for the party's nomination next week during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Braintree Patch asked the DA a few questions ahead of his trip. What conventions have you attended in the past? How do you think those experiences will differ from this year's DNC? I have been to the last four: Chicago, L.A., Boston and Denver. Some of those were nominating conventions. This is the re-nomination of the President of the United States by his party, so it won’t prove to be contentious. Will you be traveling to Charlotte by yourself, or with any friends, family or …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The HERO Campaign, which has a partnership with the Kraft Organization and the Patriots, is dedicated to saving lives on the roads by encouraging people to “Be a HERO, be a designated driver."
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Finish at the 50 road race that ends at midfield at Gillette Stadium July 3 is including the HERO Campaign among the charities it supports this year, according to Norfolk DA Michael W. Morrissey. The 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run are part of an all-day event starting at noon with children’s activities around Patriot Place and the stadium and ending with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Kid’s Run, which also ends at the 50-yard line, begins at 3 p.m.; the adult races start at 6 p.m. “When runners register on line, they can choose from a small list of charities that will benefit from their registration fees,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “I will be there with the parents of Ensign John R. Elliott, for whom the Foundation that drives the HERO …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey gave Braintree a $3,000 matching funds grant check last week.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Eight Norfolk County communities, stretching from Braintree to the Rhode Island border, were awarded school safety grants last fall as part of District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s effort to improve the safety of students county-wide. The DA dropped by the Braintree School Committee’s June 11 meeting to hand over the $3,000 matching funds grant check to help buy security cameras for the front and back doors of Braintree High School. “This is all money confiscated from drug dealers and organized crime,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “Now, money that was being used to finance the criminal activities that make our communities less safe and secure is being re-directed to make them more secure.” Last August, the District Attorney wrote …
Friday, June 1, 2012
District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey was at the May meeting of the Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey has awarded Braintree “Project Prom Sense” and “Operation Graduation” grants of $250 each again this year, funding food and supplies for the pre-prom event organized to keep high-schoolers safe on the night of the dance and BHS’ substance-free graduation party. “We know that providing prom-goers and new graduates with alcohol- and drug-free alternatives cuts into the pressure to drink on those nights, and increases the odds they will avoid taking chances on the road or elsewhere later on,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “I am pleased to support Braintree’s commitment to making this a safe prom and graduation season again this year.” Morrissey also awarded Braintree two $250 grants for the …