Massachusetts State Police Captain Texted Top Brass Shortly After Arrest of Judge’s Daughter

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Documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request show that less than 40 minutes after the Massachusetts State Police processed the arrest of a district court judge’s daughter, a captain inside the agency texted Major Barbara Anderson — one of the figures named in federal lawsuits filed by two state troopers after they were apparently ordered to scrub embarrassing details from 30-year-old Ali Bibaud’s arrest report. 

The documents, released Thursday to the Boston Herald, include copies of texts sent to Anderson, but do not appear to include any text sent by Anderson to the recently retired Superintendent Colonel Richard McKeon.

“C-6 Trooper just locked up Judge Bibaud’s daughter for OUI,” Captain Robert Johnson wrote in a text to Anderson’s department-issued cell phone approximately 36 minutes after troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei submitted Bibaud’s arrest report, which included damning details such as a report that Bibaud offered to perform sexual favors for Sceviour in exchange for leniency, that she willingly offered to Sceviour that she obtained the heroin in her possession in exchange for sex acts, and that she informed troopers that her father happens to be a judge.

Bibaud’s father, Dudley District Court Judge Timothy Bibaud, has maintained that he did not play a role in the State Police’s decision to whitewash the embarrassing details from his daughter’s arrest report. McKeon, at the time of his resignation, reportedly told Governor Charlie Baker that he made the call to order the selective editing of the arrest report, although Baker has indicated that there was communication between police and Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early’s office.

According to the Herald, State Police declined to release any text messages that may have been sent by McKeon. Instead, officials indicated that if any text messages do exist, they are being examined as part of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s investigation.

In addition to McKeon and Anderson, Sceviour and Rei named “a number of John Does and/or Jane Does” in their dual federal lawsuits.