The Boston Globe today reported on the formation of the police review Task Force in Newton, slipping in an important tidbit:
According to a subsequent internal investigation by Newton police, the officer who conducted the stop — Sergeant Brian Tramontozzi — did not file a police report on the incident, despite regulations requiring him to do so. Officer Brian Conley, who drew his weapon, did not fill out a required police use of force form, that review found.
Sergeant Kevin Rudd, who conducted the internal affairs review, later found that officers “were prudent and justified” in conducting the stop, and determined it was reasonable for Conley to draw his weapon. On June 19, almost a month after the incident, Tramontozzi filed a police report at the direction of superiors.