BOSTON - A state trooper says he was just doing his job when he arrested Alli Bibaud, the daughter of a judge, for allegedly driving under the influence, but what happened afterward was far from what he expected.
The trooper is 29-year-old Ryan Sceviour. He says he hasn’t been able to sleep since being forced to edit and redact the police report.
Sceviour has hired an attorney, saying he wants an apology and to have his name cleared.
“They have impaired his reputation. People hear his name, ‘isn’t that guy who faked the report. Isn’t that the guy who covered up for the judge?’” attorney Lenny Kesten said.
Boston 25 News obtained recordings of the voicemails left on Sceviour's phone.
“You are to immediately code 7 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,” one of the messages said.
According to Kesten, Sceviour didn’t know who Bibaud was until she commented about it during the arrest, something he documented in the report.
“My dad’s a [expletive] Judge. He’s going to kill me,” she allegedly said, along with comments allegedly implying trading sexual favors for leniency.
Bibaud was arrested the night of Oct. 16 after being pulled over on I-190 south in the Worcester area. On Oct. 19, Trooper Sceviour says he was ordered to change the report.
“At 10 a.m., he’s awakened by pounding on the door. There is a local trooper there. I’ve been sent here to wake you up, immediately get to Holden,” Kesten said.
Sceviour then said he was forced to drive 90 miles from his home on the South Shore to sit with State Police Major Susan Anderson and edit the report or be fired.
“He said, I don’t want to. This is wrong. He said, this is morally wrong. She said it’s direct order from the Colonel,” Kesten tells Boston 25 News.
State police issued the following statement:
Supervisory members of the State Police, up to and including the Colonel, may review any report and have the responsibility to order any appropriate revisions. In the report in question, the revision consisted only of removal of a sensationalistic, directly-quoted statement by the defendant, which made no contribution to proving the elements of the crimes with which she was charged. Inclusion of an unnecessary sensationalistic statement does not meet the report-writing standards required by the department. The revised report – which is clearly marked as having been revised –includes all observations made by troopers, all descriptions of physical evidence found in the defendant’s possession, and summaries of statements made by the defendant relative to her possession and use of heroin, all of which constitute clear evidence against her. Furthermore, both versions of the report were submitted to the court. The removal of the inflammatory and unnecessary quotation did not change the substance of the trooper’s narrative, did not remove any elements of probable cause from the report, and, most importantly, had no impact on the charges against the defendant. The defendant remains charged -- as she was initially charged -- with operating under the influence of drugs, operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and two other motor vehicle offenses, and she will be held accountable for those crimes based on the evidence collected by State Police.
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