Report criticizes ex-State Police head for arrest report rewrite

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Former State Police colonel Richard McKeon.

Wrapping up a five-month investigation, Attorney General Maura Healey won’t seek criminal charges against former top State Police officials who ordered a trooper to remove embarrassing details from the arrest report of a judge’s daughter. But Healey will ask the state Ethics Commission to review the case for possible conflict of interest violations, according to a report released by her office Friday.

A separate review, conducted by an outside investigator at the request of the Massachusetts State Police, found that then-colonel Richard McKeon used “flawed judgment” when he ordered a trooper to alter the report on the judge’s daughter, Alli Bibaud, who was arrested in October in Worcester for operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

McKeon and the command staff “eroded confidence in the management abilities of the [State Police,] both within the organization and among the public,” former state public safety secretary Kevin P. Burke wrote in his report, also released Friday. He called McKeon’s actions “unprecedented.”

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