BOSTON- Steven Tompkins to face BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Magistrate over Theft and Property Destruction on September 10, 2013.
Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins of 106 Williams Street in Hyde Park will face a Criminal Magistrate over the theft and property destruction of rival Sheriff Candidate Douglas Bennett’s campaign signs in Egleston Square in Roxbury last Wednesday August 14, 2013 between 2-3PM.
In many of these thefts and destructions of personal property, Mr. Tompkins, along with another Commonwealth of Massachusetts employee from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, proceeded in entering these store fronts and identifying himself as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, pulling out his “sheriff’s badge” and demanding that the store owner remove the sign or they would get “on his (Tompkins') bad side.”
Attached with this press release is:
1. The Notice of the Magistrate Hearing pertaining to BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Complaint Docket #1302AC001538,
2. Boston Police Department Incident Report #130522530, and
3. A complaint from Bennett to the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission Enforcement Division asking to investigate Tompkins’ actions from August 14, 2013.
(Click on the following link to read the Criminal Complaint against Tompkins): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5aESyF8MPcgU2JNUXBqaFVzVHc/edit
Bennett who is running for Sheriff in the 2014 September Democratic Primary, is a 37 years old father of two young sons and resides in Saint Ann's Parish in Dorchester. A former Suffolk Criminal Trial Court Case Specialist for the Suffolk County Criminal Trial Court, Bennett at one time served as a County Commissioner having been elected at age 28 years old. Also, Bennett is a former Air-Assault Army Reservist having served in the mid 1990s.For more information, click on www.VoteBennettSheriff.com