Governor investigating allegations of altered police report

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker addresses reporters after signing a bill at the Statehouse in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Gov. Baker, who is pushing broader legislation to battle the deadly opioid abuse scourge, signed into law criminal penalties for trafficking in fentanyl, a powerful drug that law enforcement officials say is often added to heroin. […]

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is investigating allegations that a state trooper was ordered by a superior to alter a police report after arresting the daughter of a judge.

The Republican governor called the allegations serious Thursday. He said he hasn’t asked for resignations or put anyone on leave and hopes to complete the review quickly.

Trooper sues over arrest report for judge’s daughter

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, Trooper Ryan Sceviour says he responded to an accident on Oct. 16 in Worcester. He arrested the driver, the daughter of a Massachusetts judge, after she allegedly failed sobriety tests. The suit says she indicated she had a heroin addiction.

Sceviour claims he was ordered by the head of the state police, Col. Richard McKeon, to remove references to the judge in the report.

McKeon declined to comment to reporters Thursday.

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