An open letter to State Governors (MA only)

Lowell & Greater Community awaiting Response and Action in Urgent Matter

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This letter is written on behalf of Moses Harris and all victims of police brutality and misconduct in Lowell, MA. We are pleading that you investigate the continued lack of accountability, nepotism, corruption and imminent harm to society that is the Lowell Police force. We demand officers involved in the case of Moses Harris are named, a police report is released and an external investigation is initiated regarding his disappearance. Lowell PD can no longer investigate themselves. Internal Investigations protect cops not communities! Cases of Police Brutality have cost the taxpayers of Lowell tremendous amounts of money. LPD has failed to address their inappropriate policing. Many of the following officers have been promoted, all have been involved in cases of police misconduct and remain on the force. Their salaries are listed. In Dec 2013 Lt. Charles Pappaconstanou, $114,429 and two other officers were named and found guilty in a lawsuit after they attacked 24 year old DeVante Degree, put him in a chokehold and maced him. Lieutenant Charles was also involved in the negligence that led to the death of Alyssa Brame. Lt. James Fay- $126,624 falsified police reports, made contradictory statements under oath. Fay contributed to the negligence which led to the death of 31 year old Alyssa Brame. David Pender-$90,148 accused of sexually harassing a police officer. Arrested on domestic assault and battery. Handcuffed a 16 year old Lowell student, grabbed teen by neck, struck him by the head threatened to spray him with mace. Kevin Garneau $72,148 While on a “homeless task force”, he raped a 16 year old girl falsely claiming she had warrants. He was alleged to have raped her several more times in the months after the initial assault. Sergeant Dawn Beauchesne $113,755 - Beuchesne falsified police reports as she witnessed civilian detention attendant Paul Hadley punching a detainee in the head. LPD does not serve and protect the citizens of Lowell. Their actions have proven that if you are homeless, suffering from addiction or a person of color your life is disposable. LPD is a financial burden to the city of Lowell. DOJ audits found that LPD submitted inaccurate data for grant application. LPD also was found guilty of overcharging a grant $19,094 in fringe benefits. LPD has failed to appropriately handle mental health calls as seen in the cases of 19 year old Andrew Clancy was shot by Captain LeBlanc and. Jose Perez was shot eight times. We demand an external investigation of the Lowell Police Department’s misconduct and use of funding.We demand that all grants allocated toward the Lowell Police Department are diverted to social services. We demand an investigation be launched into the disappearance of Moses Harris and all possible resources are utilized in the search for Moses. This family is grieving, they deserve answers. Looking forward to your response and plan of action in this matter.

First sent on February 15 by Lowell and Greater Community

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