5 Investigates has learned that a former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association has been arrested on charges connected to child rape allegations.
Sources told 5 Investigates that retired Boston Police Officer Pat Rose was taken into custody on Wednesday after allegations involving child rape surfaced.Advertisement
The Massachusetts State Police confirmed that Rose was arrested Wednesday and brought to the Milton Barracks.
“I am deeply disturbed by these horrific allegations, which must be investigated to the fullest extent of the law,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.
Rose joined the Boston Police Department in 1994 and spent most of his career working in Dorchester.
In December 2014, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association voted in Rose as the union’s president at their annual elections, replacing longtime union boss Thomas Nee.
He retired from the Boston Police Department in 2018.
According to the sources, Rose will be arraigned Thursday on charges including indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
The director of communications at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that Rose will be arraigned Thursday in West Roxbury, but did not disclose any of the charges Rose is facing.
The Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association did not comment on Rose’s arrest.