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The district attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services announced two unusual hires Monday to help support victims of child abuse and sexual assault.
New K-9 employees Skippy and Bert can be spotted walking around the downtown Hall of Justice with their handlers, Martha Carbajal and Ashley Meyers.
Skippy is a yellow Labrador retriever and Bert is a golden retriever and yellow lab mix.
Both are dubbed “facility dogs.” Unlike other K-9 teams trained to sniff out drugs, explosives and other dangers, facility dogs learn dozens of cues to help them work with victims of crime.
Scientific research shows that caressing an animal produces short-term decreases in blood pressure and heart rate and can also make people feel less lonely.
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ROXBURY (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he fired a gun during a struggle in the lobby of the Boston School District headquarters building in Dudley Square.
Boston Police said the shooting took place around 9:20 a.m. at the Washington Street building, where students sign up for classes.