Parole Board Members Quit after Officer Shot

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Posted: Jan 13, 2011 7:30 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 13, 2011 7:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: parole board, Massachusetts, Dominic Cinelli, officer shot

The governor of Massacusetts accepted the resignations of five members of the state parole board who voted to release a career criminal who killed a cop in a shoot-out.

Governor Deval Patrick also said he would seek to remove other officials from the board. Its been under review since a parolee with was released in 2009 from a triple life sentence and then shot officer John Maguire after a robbery in Woburn.

The ex-con, Dominic Cinelli, was also killed.

The governor says the parole board did not do enough to protect public safety.

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