Boston's Top Cop Stepping Down, Weighing Future
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaking at the 2011 National Institute of Justice Conference
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Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says he's stepping down after seven years on the job.
Davis said Monday it's been an honor to serve the people of Boston and thanked a number of individuals, including Mayor Thomas Menino. He says Menino showed him the importance of connecting with the community.
The 57-year-old Davis was appointed Boston's top cop by Menino in 2006. He previously served as the Lowell, Mass., police superintendent.
He says he plans to leave his post in 30 to 60 days, but it depends on how the Red Sox fare in the playoffs.
Davis says he has several options for his future but is leaning toward a fellowship offer from Harvard University. He refused to talk about speculation that he's line for a federal post.
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