Mass State Police Trpr, charged in drunken driving crash, killed Mom & daughter
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#1 Oct 6, 2013
Mass State Police trooper, charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed a mother and daughter.
John J. Basler, 25, of Kingston will also be investigated by the department’s internal affairs section, State Police said after a closed-door duty status hearing was held for Basler at State Police headquarters.
Basler, who has been hospitalized since the crash, did not attend the hearing. His attorney declined comment afterwards.
According to Plymouth police, Basler was driving drunk when his vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle carrying Susan Macchi, 64, and her daughter, Juliet, 23, both of Carver.
State Police didn’t disclose his involvement until Plymouth police announced on Saturday they were charging him. Procopio said the command staff on the State Police knew within a few hours after the crash that a trooper was involved.
Procopio said State Police recognized the public might have questions about the delay.
“We are cognizant that there is a public question to whether we should have done that,” he said.“That question is not lost on us. Perhaps we should have been more proactive in announcing that. Perhaps the public perception is correct — we should have been more prompt in putting that information out.”
- See more at: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/10/02/st...
#2 Oct 8, 2013
State troopers are useless. They're redundant. Get rid of them.
#3 Oct 15, 2013
Pigs will be pigs
#4 Oct 17, 2013
I hate when innocent people are killed by idiots. There have been other incidents of state police troopers driving drunk. What's going on? A policemen should be immediately fired if he's driving drunk! Get off the road. Get help. Stop killing innocent women and children!
#5 Oct 19, 2013
Absolutely agree. Should be fired. Killing women and children is so sad.
#6 Oct 19, 2013
What is being done for the family? A fund should be set up.
#7 Oct 30, 2013
What? Not another one. Why are these cops allowed on the force? Get rid of them.
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