Minority Officers Group Calls On Boston Police's Davis To Resign

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A minority police officers group is calling on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to resign.

The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers alleges that Davis' department disciplines officers of color more harshly than white officers.

The group points to the recent demotion of an African-American detective, Jerome Hall-Brewster, for allegedly not following up on a case from last year involving Edwin Alemany. Alemany is now charged in last month's murder of Amy Lord of South Boston.

The group's president, Larry Ellison, told The Boston Globe that his organization on Tuesday night took a vote of no confidence in Davis and his second in command, Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey.

A spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he has full confidence in Davis.

This program aired on August 7, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.