BOSTON - A Massachusetts State Police colonel has retired early in the wake of a growing scandal involving two state troopers who filed lawsuits claiming he forced them to alter police reports or risk losing their jobs.
The attorney for the troopers said they’re afraid to do their job the correct way after blowing the whistle.
The president of the State Police Union said the now-retiring boss of Mass. State Police may have broken the law.
“This is a felony,” Dana Pullman, president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, said.
Pullman said retiring doesn’t make what the allegations against state police Superintendent Col. Richard McKeon go away.
Last month, troopers arrested Worcester County Judge Timothy Bibaud’s daughter, Alli Bibaud, on OUI and drug charges.
Alli Bibaud allegedly made inappropriate offers to exchange sexual favors for leniency, just not according to official court documents.
Last week, two state troopers accused their superiors of ordering them to take out references of Alli Bibaud’s offer from a police report, or be fired.
“You are to immediately code seven to the barracks, per the Colonel. It’s an order from the Col. It’s got something to do with an arrest report, umm, a judge’s daughter,” a voicemail obtained by Boston 25 News, said.
Days after we obtained that voicemail, McKeon abruptly announced his retirement on Friday.
Pullman said McKeon may have broken the law.
“It’s a 258-13E, it would go into altering or forging or changing, destroying public documents,” Pullman said.
Lenny Keston, an attorney representing troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei in their federal lawsuit, agrees, and plans on subpoenaing everyone, including Secretary of Public Safety, Daniel Bennett.
“I’m disappointed that the governor ended his 22-hour investigation into who did what,” Keston said.
Boston 25 News reached out to Judge Bibaud before airing interviews Monday night. His home phone rang out, without the option to leave a voicemail.
He has not previously commented for Boston 25 News’ reporting.
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