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In this June file photo, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, center, Mayor Marty Walsh and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins speak to the media following a shooting. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In this June file photo, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, center, Mayor Marty Walsh and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins speak to the media following a shooting. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Over two days in the beginning of August, the Boston Police Department arrested 34 people in the South End area of Melnea Cass Boulevard, Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street.

Both Boston Police Commissioner William Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh claimed that most of the arrests were for violent crimes, and that most of the arrested individuals were from outside of Boston.

But through a public records request and further digging, we've found a much murkier picture of the police action.

Guests

Jerome Campbell, WBUR Poverty and Justice fellow. He tweets @JeromeRCampbell.

Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston city councilor. She tweets @AnnissaForBos.

This segment aired on September 19, 2019.

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