Boston is moving to fire the anti-crime advocate who prosecutors say was handling an illegal high-capacity firearm moments before his girlfriend was shot in the head.
City street worker Jeremy Harrison, 28, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of possessing a large-capacity firearm, a firearm with a defaced serial number, a firearm without a federal identification card, and ammunition without a federal identification card, and improper storage of a firearm in the presence of a minor.
Dorchester District Court Judge James Coffey ordered him held on $50,000 cash bail.
Prosecutor Dana Pierce said police are trying to determine how the woman was shot. She called it “troubling” that a man hired by the city to teach violence prevention to youths had a loaded, unlicensed gun.
Boston Centers for Youth and Families spokeswoman Sandy Holden said Harrison’s termination hearing is set for sometime this week.
It must be nice being a government employee. If I took a firearm to my place of employment, I’d be fired on the spot, no hearing necessary.
Found via the JWF