It was reported that the Mashpee Police Department will do due diligence and conduct an internal investigation to determine if a police officer was justified in attempting to stop a motor vehicle operated by a violent career criminal wearing a GPS ankle bracelet, driving in a manner that endangered the public and eventually killing two innocent people.

Will the state Probation Department investigate why the suspect’s GPS system did not work properly or was not monitored properly?

Will any of our elected officials file a complaint with the Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate why Judge Thomas McGuire reduced the bail of an accused murderer from $35,000 to $1,000? Will the commission initiate its own investigation into that matter, as allowed by law?

Will commission member Edward Ryan write a letter exonerating his cronies before an investigation is even initiated, as he did after the murder of Sgt. Sean Gannon (“Don’t blame courts in the death of Officer Gannon,” My View, May 5)? If so, will he omit the fact that he is a member of the Judicial Conduct Commission, as he did last time?

I believe Massachusetts citizens deserve answers to these questions.

Roger B. Houle Jr.


The writer is a retired captain of the East Providence, Rhode Island, police.