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Report: Two Boston officers lied to investigators reviewing fan's death


June 22, 2005
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Report: Two Boston officers lied to investigators reviewing fan's death

The Associated Press

BOSTON- A Boston Police Department investigation has concluded that two officers lied to investigators looking into the fatal police shooting of a fan at a Red Sox celebration.

Police Superintendent Al Goslin refused to identify the officers or give details about their lies, only saying, "We believe they did," the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

Victoria Snelgrove, 21, an Emerson College student, was hit in the eye socket with a pepper-spray pellet outside Fenway Park on Oct. 21 after Boston defeated the New York Yankees for the American League pennant. The city paid her family a $5.1 million settlement.

Goslin also would not discuss possible disciplinary action against the officers. He said they are not among the five already facing administrative discipline for their actions Oct. 21.

Police Commissioner Kathleen M. O'Toole said no charges have been formally drafted and none of the officers have been notified. "I don't want to jeopardize the process," she said.

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