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Breaking News 10/24/2016

Vecchi Admits Having Nazi Tattoo:
His co-workers reveal he is having it removed by laser treatment

In the Hanson Town Hall Forum for Sheriff on Sunday, October 16, 2016, Scott Vecchi admitted having what he referred to as a "double-S rune tattoo", actually known as double "sig" runes or so-called "SS-Bolts" that were the official symbol of the of the Nazi German "Schutzstaffel" or SS organization. That same week it has also been confirmed that Vecchi is having the SS tattoo removed by laser treatment, and that he has been showing off the faded remnants of that tattoo to several of his co-workers. Rather than being proud of what he described as a symbol of his membership as a Scout Sniper, Vecchi is displaying consciousness of guilt for what he knows is a reprehensible and offensive reflection of his true character... a closet neo-Nazi skinhead.

Two More Cases of Excessive Use of Force:
Vecchi Allegedly Viciously Beat a Restrained Black Arrestee

Several additional cases of alleged abusive and excessive use of physical force by Scott Vecchi have just recently been forthcoming. Two in particular have since been researched and are listed as follows, while several others are just now in the investigative phase.
At approximately 11:15 AM on Tuesday, October 15, 1996 Scott Vecchi was working as an MBTA Police Officer at the Government Center MBTA Station in Boston along with another MBTA Officer, hereinafter simply referred to as KB. Vecchi claimed that a 29 year old black man named Greg Jones was arguing with a black female who Vecchi and KB approached "to ascertain the nature of the problem." Vecchi claimed in his report that Mr. Jones became loud, argumentative and began flailing his arms, prompting Vecchi and KB to "take [him] to the ground" and arrest him. Vecchi claimed that he had to pepper spray Mr. Jones before handcuffing him. Mr. Jones was subsequently booked and charged with Disorderly Conduct (MGL c. 272, § 53), and Resisting Arrest (MGL c. 268, § 32B), see Comm. v. Jones Boston Municipal Court criminal docket # 96-6476.
Following his arrest Mr. Jones filed a complaint with the MBTA for excessive use of force by Officers Vecchi and KB. Mr. Jones claimed that he was handcuffed then pepper sprayed without just cause, then was taken to the ground where he was kneed, kicked and had his face repeatedly smashed into the ground by the officers. Two other independent witnesses (one identified as a black female) also presented to the MBTA to file an official complaint regarding the vicious assault and battery they witnessed being delivered to the restrained arrestee by Officers Vecchi and KB. According to the witnesses’ statement:
"On 10/15/96 at approximately 11:20 AM they observed two MBTA police officers at the entrance to the Govt. Center T station standing over a B/M (black male) in handcuffs, who was laying (sic) at their feet. The complainant, Ms. Nelson approached in order to report her wallet stolen. As she approached, the officers excused themselves, one officer kneed the subject in cuffs, in the back, then lifted his head up and smashed his face to the ground. The other officer kicked the prone subject in the midsection. Complainants stated that the handcuffed subject offered no resistance prior to the officers’ actions."

Defense counsel for Mr. Jones brought a subpoena for the MBTA to produce Officer Vecchi’s and KB's employment records, including discipline records concerning allegations of excessive use of force, among others. The prosecution vigorously fought to quash the subpoena, apparently fearing something contained within their respective personnel files. Ultimately, Mr. Jones beat the charges and filed a civil lawsuit against the MBTA.
This was not the only time Vecchi would be accused of using excessive force by handcuffing a suspect before pepper spraying and assaulting them. Several years later, on July 1st of 2000, Vecchi was accused of striking a 21 year old drunk man over the head with a flashlight, forcing him to the ground, handcuffed then pepper spraying him in the face. According to that suspect's complaint, Vecchi repeatedly called him a "midget" and taunted him by saying "the circus is hiring." Vecchi, as usual, denied those allegations as well, though the more one looks into his past, and the many allegations of official abuse lodged against him, the more one can see certain clear and consistent patterns of serious misconduct develop.

Vecchi Allegedly Assaulted a Restrained Female Arrestee
Plymouth P.D. Destroyed the Video Evidence of the Assault

It has also just been revealed that on Wednesday, September 30, 2012, a woman was arrested in Plymouth for disturbing the peace, malicious destruction of property and assault and battery arising out of a domestic dispute call. As she was being booked at the Plymouth Police Department, Sergeant Scott Vecchi reportedly viciously assaulted the handcuffed and restrained female, causing her to be transported to the Jordan Hospital for neck and back injuries. Vecchi claimed his rough handling of the female arrestee was in response to her having spit in his face.
Criminal charges were filed against the woman at the Plymouth District Court under Commonwealth v. Lynne D. (last name redacted for privacy reasons), criminal docket # 1259-CR-2988, including a charge of assault and battery on a police officer (Scott Vecchi). In the defendant's defense, her attorney filed a Motion seeking the preservation and production of the Plymouth Police Department's video surveillance footage of "the booking room, sally port, the cell area and any area from the moment the defendant was present at the Plymouth police Station." That Motion was granted and the Plymouth Police were ordered by the Court to preserve and produce that video footage to the defense counsel.
After several months and several subsequent demands for the production of the Court ordered footage, the Plymouth Police produced a heavily redacted twenty (20) second segment of footage from only one of the many cameras in the department, claiming that the original tape had been "recorded over" and was no longer available.
Suspiciously, the brief segment of film footage from a single camera only showed a brief encounter between the female suspect and Vecchi. That footage showed Vecchi violently push the woman repeatedly into a jail cell. Conveniently for Vecchi, all the other video footage taken during the several hours that she was booked, processed and held at the Plymouth Police station, was allegedly destroyed.
According to Judge J. Thomas Kirkman’s description of the brief segment of surveillance video footage "[the] police officer (Sergeant Scott Vecchi) [was shown] "pushing her from behind down into the [jail] cell. He then puts his hands in front of her face and pushes her backward onto a bench as he leaves." Though Vecchi attempted to defend the assault by claiming the woman spit at him, Judge Kirkman went on to state "The video does not specifically show that act."
One would expect that if the female suspect had actually spit in a police officer's face, inside a police station, that a buccal DNA specimen would have been collected and preserved as evidence of such an assault. No such evidence was collected, however, raising serious questions regarding the actual validity of Vecchi’s dubious allegation. It appears far more likely that Vecchi concocted the assault (spitting) allegation simply to justify his improper, violent handling of the female arrestee. Needless to say, the charges were all dropped against the female defendant because of the Plymouth Police Department's destruction or loss of possible exculpatory evidence that might have been contained on the missing video footage.
Based upon the female suspects allegations, her complaint of injuries and the suspicious missing film footage, one can reasonable conclude that the missing surveillance video footage showed something that the Plymouth Police Department did not want to be made public, possibly in order to avoid allegations of police brutality and costly civil litigation.
For some unknown reason, no documentation regarding this incident was forthcoming in the Plymouth Police Department's requested production of Vecchi’s disciplinary file, and there is no indication that he was ever disciplined for his manhandling of the restrained female suspect.
Like Vecchi’s alleged mistreatment of the Cape Verdean grandfather, the little person he allegedly assaulted while calling him a "midget", and the 14 year old, 115 pound autistic and the bi-polar child Vecchi allegedly choked, these newly revealed violent incidents involving a restrained woman and a handcuffed black male suspect show there is no one too small, frail or defenseless that Vecchi won't hesitate to assault.
Since the Vecchi website opened just two weeks ago a flood of reports of previously unknown allegations of official misconduct and complaints of excessive use of force against him have been forthcoming. We are vetting those stories and releasing them as witnesses and official documentation including citizen complaints and investigative reports become available for interview and investigation. The findings of those investigations will be added to this site and updated as soon as possible.

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Note: All of the above-mentioned information is available to the public over the internet, or in the form of public records that can be produced in response to requests made pursuant to the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 United States Code section 552, and/or the Massachusetts Public Records statute, Massachusetts General Laws chapter 66, section 10, and can be accessed from the following municipal, county and state offices, agencies and authorities: Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority; Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance; Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State; Massachusetts State Auditor, Massachusetts State Ethics Commission; the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority; Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional transit Authority; the Suffolk County Superior Court, the Town of Plymouth; and the Plymouth Police Department, among others.
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