Statement of Colonel Alben on Protests

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, commander of the Massachusetts State Police, issued the following statement after last night’s protests in Boston:

“I would like to commend the professionalism and restraint showed by our State Troopers and the officers from Boston Police, Transit Police, Department of Corrections, DCR Park Rangers, and other agencies that assisted in keeping the peace tonight. On the whole, protesters behaved appropriately, except for those few who became disorderly and those who walked onto one of our highways — an unacceptable and dangerous action that will always be met with a swift police response, as it was tonight. I am grateful that no one suffered a serious injury, and I am proud of the restraint and integrity showed by all the troopers and officers tonight.”

-Colonel Timothy P. Alben Superintendent Massachusetts State Police