The head of the Massachusetts Parole Board is offering sympathy to the family of slain Woburn Police Officer John Maguire.
Speaking before a board meeting in Natick on Tuesday, Mark Conrad said the agency's "heart goes out to the Maguire family."
Maquire was shot to death on Dec. 26 while responding to a call of a jewelry heist at Kohl's.
Police said Maguire's killer was 57-year-old Dominic Cinelli, a career criminal who was paroled in 2008 despite having been sentenced to three life terms in 1986.
Before the meeting Conrad, a former Milton police officer, told WHDH-TV that the public scrutiny of the board's actions following Maquire's death has been tough on the agency.
He said the board has initiated its own review of the case and will issue a statement in coming days.
This program aired on January 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.