Just a few months after the city's police chief was fired, several Newton Police officers are facing disciplinary action after they egged the home of a Newton Police sergeant in Framingham.
According to the Boston Globe, five off-duty officers are facing discipline for their involvement with the prank. However, the officers were not identified.
“Actions by anyone from this department, which is contrary to our rules and regulations will not be tolerated and dealt with swiftly,” Interim Chief Howard Mintz told the Globe in a statement.
According to Framingham Police reports, a Framingham officer responded to a home in the early morning hours of Dec. 11, 2012 for reports of two teenage males throwing eggs at someone's house. The two males reportedly exited a small red car before throwing the eggs.
While responding to the scene, police spotted the small red car and pulled it over. After approaching the vehicle, officers noticed an empty plastic egg carton on the floor of the car.
When the Framingham officer asked the driver if he had been egging a house, he said yes. He then handed over his driver's license as well as his Newton Police Department ID and said he and the passenger had egged a coworker's house as "a prank between friends."
Framingham police released the two men and then proceeded to follow up with the homeowner involved with the egging. The homeowner told Framingham police he is a sergeant at the Newton Police Department and the men who egged his house were subordinates.
A short while later, while patrolling the same neighborhood, a man walking on the side of the road flagged down a Framingham officer. The man identified himself as a Newton Police officer and acknowledged he had been with the two men earlier. However, he denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. He also appeared intoxicated, police reports said.
No official charges were filed in the incident.
Mayor Setti Warren fired Newton Police Chief Matthew Cummings in October after actions "unbecoming a police chief."