Boston police mourn death of veteran detective

"Charisse will be greatly missed by her friends and colleagues here at the Boston Police Department as we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones."

Boston Police Det. Charisse Brittle-Powell. —Boston Police Department

Boston police are mourning the death of Det. Charisse Brittle-Powell, an active-duty member of the department who passed away Sunday.

In a statement, officials said Brittle-Powell was a 27-year veteran of the force “who served admirably in a number of assignments during her career.”

“Charisse will be greatly missed by her friends and colleagues here at the Boston Police Department as we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones, especially her husband, Boston Police Sgt. Det. Courtney Powell, during this tremendously sad and difficult time,” the statement says.

Brittle-Powell, of South Easton, was a mother two and attended Boston University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, according to her obituary. She also held a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England University.

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