July 15, 2001
Black, Male, 19
Mattapan T Station
Boston Police Department
A Boston Globe article reported that a the mother of a Mattapan teenager, after seeing the medical report on her son, claims he was shot in the back last summer without justification by Boston police. Carline Seide-Murphy said the Boston Police first reported that her son suffered a fatal wound to the abdomen. The medical report said her 19-year-old son, Rene Romain, was shot in the back July 15 at the Mattapan Square T station.
The police said Romain had threatened two officers with a knife but Family say medical records show Boston police shot man in back.