May 1, 2019/Press Releases

MDP Statement Regarding the Environmental Police Whistleblower Lawsuit

Below is a statement from Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair, Gus Bickford, on today’s revelation that the former head of the Environmental Police has the intention to file a whistleblower lawsuit against the Baker administration. 

Today’s report of allegations by the former head of the Environmental Police, James McGinn, that he was directed by superiors to “keep a lid on things” and not address corruption at his agency until after Governor Charlie Baker’s re-election is deeply concerning. Coming on the heels of reports that the Baker Administration has failed to implement promised reforms at the State Police, these allegations and the independent reporting that found continued abuses by employees of the Environmental Police paint the picture of an Administration more concerned with protecting its own image than with ensuring accountability for Massachusetts taxpayers. Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito owe the people of Massachusetts a clear and comprehensive answer to the allegations made by McGinn.”