James Alan Fox, a crim­i­nology pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said he under­stands why police are reluc­tant to speak now about the case, but he said there is a public interest in learning the details of the alleged crime.

Ordi­narily, you would want them to release infor­ma­tion about the actions of public employees,” he said. “In the short term, they cer­tainly should respect the grieving family.” Fox added: “But even­tu­ally there’s a public interest in having the nature of the alleged trans­gres­sions released.”

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