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Boston Police Superintendent William Evans, center, talks with an ATF agent at a barricade near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP/Winslow Townson)
Boston Police Superintendent William Evans, center, talks with an ATF agent at a barricade near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP/Winslow Townson)
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Boston is getting a new police commissioner — sort of. In one of his first acts as mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh has named interim police commissioner William Evans to take over the post permanently.

Evans is a long-time veteran of the force who worked his way up the ranks during his 31-year career — from patrolman to police superintendent-in-chief to, now, commissioner.

Choosing the city's top cop is among the most important decisions a mayor can make, if not the most important. So what does this choice say about Walsh's first days on the job?

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Tom Nolan, former Boston police officer and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at SUNY Plattsburgh

This segment aired on January 8, 2014.

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