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Gal Tziperman Lotan

Gal Tziperman Lotan covers police, courts, and how the criminal justice system affects the people of Boston. She previously covered courts, homicides, and public safety with a focus on data at the Orlando Sentinel in Florida. She is a Northeastern University graduate.

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Boston police camera footage proving useful, but only on a limited basis

By Gal Tziperman Lotan , Globe Staff

Almost 900 uniformed officers from every district have been assigned body cameras and trained on how to use them. Officers don’t have to wear the cameras while working overtime shifts, though, based on an agreement negotiated with the patrolmen’s union.

At the Pine Street Inn, there’s gratitude — and a focus on the work ahead

By Gal Tziperman Lotan , Globe Staff

On Thursday morning, volunteers and employees finished preparing mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and 25-pound turkeys. Mayor Martin Walsh and Bruins Captain Zdeno Chára brought armfuls of pies from the North End institution Mike’s Pastry.

Boston driver killed in Vermont remembered as a ‘personable, smiling guy’

By Gal Tziperman Lotan , Globe Staff

Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, a driver for Hyde Park-based produce wholesaler Katsiroubas Bros. found dead on the side of a rural Vermont road in a company truck Friday, was a helpful and dependable employee, the company’s owner said.

Vigil honors 3 who died in Boston police custody

By Gal Tziperman Lotan , Globe Staff

On a quiet South End street, two families gathered to acknowledge what they don’t know: If their loved ones were supposed to be searched for drugs and monitored while in custody, how could they have died?