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November 13th, 2017
Alli Bibaud had just crashed her car on Route I-190 in Worcester on the evening of Oct. 16. She reeked of alcohol and had what state Trooper Ryan Sceviour described as a “heroin kit,” including a dozen needles and a spoon. She admitted performing sex acts on men to support her heroin addiction, according to Sceviour’s official report, and offered him sex as well in return for leniency.
And she started ranting that her father was a judge.
“He’s going to kill me,” screamed Bibaud, the trooper reported.
Two days later, Sceviour was awakened by a state trooper at the door of his home, who ordered Sceviour to drive 90 miles to the State Police barracks in Holden. There, he said he was disciplined and told to remove Bibaud’s references to sex and her father, Judge Timothy Bibaud,who is first justice of Dudley District Court and presides over its drug court.
As well, attorneys for Ali Rei, a five-year member of the State Police, filed the lawsuit Friday in US District Court in Boston.
The suit seeks unspecified damages for violation of federal and state rights, civil conspiracy, and emotional distress.
The lawsuit was filed three days after her partner, Trooper Ryan Sceviour, filed a lawsuit alleging he also was pressured into changing his report into the arrest of Alli Bibaud, daughter of Dudley District Court Judge Timothy Bibaud.
Sceviour is suing top commanders of the State Police, including Colonel Richard D. McKeon, charging that they punished him and forced him to falsify records to avoid embarrassing the judge and his daughter, who faces several charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
“We expect the State Police administration to enforce the law, not break it,” said Sceviour’s lawyer, Lenny Kesten. “What they did to Trooper Sceviour is shameful.”
A State Police spokesman admitted that the order to change the report came directly from McKeon, commander of the 2,200-member State Police. However, the spokesman, David Procopio, said it’s perfectly acceptable for a supervisor to edit a police report. He also said that Sceviour was wrong to include comments in his report that were not relevant to Bibaud’s arrest.
“The revision consisted of removal of what the Colonel and senior commanders felt was a sensationalistic and inflammatory directly-quoted statement that made no contribution to proving the elements of the crimes with which she was charged,” Procopio explained in a statement.
Governor Charlie Baker has ordered an investigation into the allegations that the troopers were ordered to alter their reports.
Colonel Richard McKeon, the superintendent of the State Police, announced he is retiring next week amid disclosures that he ordered a state trooper to remove embarrassing information from an arrest report about the daughter of a judge. He also punished the trooper for including the information in his report.
“I have today decided that putting the greater good of the Massachusetts state police first necessitates my decision to retire after 35 years of proud service,” wrote McKeon, 61, in an e-mail to 2,200 state troopers late on Friday afternoon.
McKeon had drawn widespread criticism for ordering Trooper Ryan Sceviour to alter the report he wrote after arresting Alli Bibaud in Worcester on charges of drunken driving and driving under the influence of drugs on Oct. 16. Her father, Timothy Bibaud, is the first justice of Dudley District Court and presides over the drug court there.
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