Boston Police Officer Suspended for Allegedly Stalking Woman

–Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

A Boston Police officer has been suspended for allegedly stalking a woman while on duty, WBZ reports.

Details of an internal investigation by the department were released on Wednesday. They found Sgt. Joel McCarthy left his patrol district back in February to follow the victim for miles after pulling her over. Investigators also found McCarthy looked up her address and went to her home.

McCarthy was found to be in violation for conduct unbecoming, traffic enforcement, and neglect of duty. He has been placed on an unpaid suspension for four months and will then be on probation.

The victim told WBZ that she’s “happy he’s going to be off the streets,’’ but questioned whether the four-month suspension was an adequate punishment.


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