Former Boston police union head arraigned on charges of indecent assault on child


Summary generated on August 13, 2020

    Patrick Rose, former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, pleaded not guilty in West Roxbury District Court to multiple charges, including aggravated rape of a child, enticing a child under 16, open and gross lewdness, showing obscene matter to a minor and five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

    District Attorney Rachael Rollins said outside the courthouse that Police Commissioner William G. Gross notified her immediately after he found out about the allegations, and she referred the matter to State Police to investigate to avoid a conflict of interest.

    Rose joined the Boston Police Department in 1994 and spent most of his career working in Dorchester.

    Boston Police Department spokesman John Boyle had no immediate comment on the charges.

    At the time, Rose said police killings around the country made cops hesitant.