Canton officer, brother of Brian Albert, put on administrative leave following testimony in Read trial

0 4
Pat Greenhouse – pool, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Retired forensic pathologist Dr. Frank Sheridan (not shown) is questioned by defense attorney Elizabeth Little during the murder trial for Karen Read at Norfolk Superior Court, in Dedham, Mass., Monday, June 24, 2024.

CANTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Kevin Albert, a Canton police officer who was communicating with lead Massachusetts State Investigator Michael Proctor ahead of the Karen Read trial, has been put on administrative paid leave.

In a statement to ABC 6, Canton Police Chief Helena Rafferty said that she could confirm that Albert was placed on administrative leave with pay as of June 13 pending an investigation related to the testimony of Trooper Proctor in the Karen Read trial.

Read was accused of hitting her boyfriend John O’Keefe with her car, and leaving him out to die in the cold.

During the trial, Proctor was questioned over a series of inappropriate texts he sent to friends, family, and colleagues about Read.

Kevin Albert is the brother of Brian Albert, also a Boston police officer, who hosted the house party in Canton where O’Keefe’s body was found in the front yard.

On the stand, Proctor acknowledged that he was drinking buddies with Albert and worked with him on coordinating aspects of the O’Keefe case, even though the Canton Police Department recused itself from the investigation due to the Albert brothers’ connection to the case.

Just this week, Proctor was suspended without pay and relieved of duty following the Read mistrial. 

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.