DA Rachael Rollins On Unsolved Murders, Safe Injection Sites, And BPD Cameras

Published on 22 Oct 2019, 22:33
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has launched a new initiative to address the backlog of more than 1,300 unsolved homicide cases in the county going back to the 1960s. The issue is one that she said she confronted directly while campaigning for office and meeting local parents who had lost children to violence. And in Boston, there is an added injustice, as a 2018 Washington Post investigation found that while racial disparities in unsolved homicide cases are a national problem, Boston ranked the worst. Jim Braude was joined by District Attorney Rachael Rollins to discuss. The interview also touched on her support for safe injection sites in the face of opposition from U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling and Gov. Charlie Baker, and her response to a new report that police at the so-called ‘straight pride’ parade were not wearing body cameras because they were on overtime.