A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial DivideBook - 2009
--Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island Dick Lehr's The Fence, subtitled, " A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial Divide," is a shocking true story of racism, brutality, official lies and negligence, when the truth about the savage beating of black plainclothes policeman by white officers was hidden behind a "blue wall of silence." Respected journalist Lehr, winner of the Hancock Award, the Loeb Award, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and bestselling author of Black Mass and Judgment Ridge, sheds a brilliant light on all aspects of this powerful, disturbing event and its aftermath.
From Library Staff
BostonPL_KirstenD Dec 04, 2020
Traces the parallel 1995 cases of Boston PD officers Michael Cox, who was beaten by fellow officers in a case of mistaken identity, and Kenny Conley, who was wrongly accused of witnessing the beating.
Lehr, who is known for his books about Whitey Bulger, is a professor at Boston University and was formerly a report for the Boston Globe.