The governor and state attorney are investigating whether a state trooper was ordered to alter an arrest report of a judge's daughter.
Mass. State Police Superintendent Colonel Richard McKeon is accused in a federal lawsuit filed by one of his troopers of ordering him to edit an unflattering arrest report involving a Worcester County judge's daughter who was arrested last month for operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
"I know the allegations directed at me. I have no comment about it at this time. I might have comments at some time, but not right now," said McKeon at an awards ceremony Thursday.
Police say Alli Bibaud stated her father was a judge, made multiple inappropriate statements suggesting that she would offer sexual favors in return for leniency.
Trooper Ryan Sceviour claims he was ordered to redact the report or he would get fired.
Thursday, Boston 25 News reporter Chris Flanagan asked Governor Charlie Baker if he'll ask the head of the state police to resign. He said it's to early to talk about that and he'll wait until the investigation is complete.
"It's a serious set of allegations. It's a significant issue. I don't believe in making decisions on stuff like this until we have a chance to fully vet everything in front of us, which we're gonna do and we're gonna do it quickly," said Baker.
Baker's office has opened an investigation and the attorney general's office tells Boston 25 News:
“The allegations in this complaint are seriously concerning and our office is reviewing the matter to learn more.”
In the federal court filing, a supervisor indicated the order was initiated by the Secretary of Public Safety Dan Bennett and carried out by the superintendent.
"Dan Bennett is somehow involved with this. He wasn't. Incontrovertibly was not," said Gov. Baker.
"I didn't know. No one asked me about it and to do anything and I didn't ask anyone to do anything. I hadn't seen the police report until it came out on the internet," said Bennett.
The trooper's attorney told Boston 25 deposition notices went out Thursday for the state police command staff and deposition are expected to take place the second week of December.
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