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Senator Petruccelli joins with
Senate colleagues in asking State Parole Board for moratorium
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-Boston) joined with several of his
Senate colleagues in asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to place
a moratorium on all future parole hearings until a full,
comprehensive review of the Board’s policies and procedures could be
In a letter to Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad, Senator
Petruccelli and his colleagues urge Mr. Conrad to halt all scheduled
hearings in light of the tragic shooting death of Woburn Police
Officer John Maguire.
"In the wake of the senseless shooting death of Officer Maguire, it
is incumbent upon the Parole Board to fully investigate how a
violent career criminal like Dominic Cinelli could be paroled and
allowed to walk our streets," said Senator Petruccelli. "I strongly
urge them to take any and all measures to ensure that a tragedy like
this never happens again."
The letter, a bi-partisan effort aimed at ensuring the safety and
security of the residents of the Commonwealth, was mailed on January
6, 2011. The Senators are currently awaiting a response.