THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
MISSED OPPORTUNITY IN ARROYO TRIAL

Ball should be in state AG's court now

August 22, 2011

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PERHAPS YOUR editorial writers (“ Arroyo verdict shows need for crackdown on disability abuse ,’’ Aug. 17) should read your reporters’ articles (“ Arroyo jurors say charge didn’t fit ,’’ Page A1, Aug. 17). The same edition’s editorial and news article about former Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo are at odds with each other. The interviews with jurors seem to indicate that the federal indictment for mail fraud could not be sustained by the jury, whereas a state indictment for fraud probably could have received the jury’s guilty verdict. Rather than have your editorial emphasize some action by the city as well as suggesting that the jury erred, it should have urged the attorney general to file state fraud charges, which, if sustained, could save taxpayers of the state a lot of money.

Franklin Davis
Brookline