Milton J. Valencia

Milton Valencia covers the policy and politics of Boston city government, focusing on news that streams from City Hall, to include watchdog accountability and slice-of-life features from the halls of power and the streets of the city, where real people are affected by policies, or the lack of them. He previously covered the federal court system, where he reported on the state’s most high-profile trials including the cases of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi. He also reported on federal law enforcement investigations ranging from terrorism probes to the search for the Gardner Museum paintings. Before that, he covered news as a general assignment reporter, and a regional reporter. He has been with the Globe since July 2007.

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Why was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence overturned?

By and Tonya Alanez , Globe Staff

Jury selection in a high profile case, not the location of the trial, led to the stunning ruling Friday.

Federal appeals court vacates Tsarnaev death sentence, orders new penalty-phase trial

By , , Tonya Alanez and , Globe Staff

Forcing open a painful chapter of Boston’s history, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted five years ago of collaborating with his brother to plant two bombs near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, and ordered a new trial to determine whether he should be put to death.

Amid widespread scrutiny, more police departments are adopting officer-worn body cameras

By , Globe Staff

“Everybody is looking for the truth,” said Chris Burbank vice president for law enforcement strategy for the Center for Policing Equity. “The truth does not lie in that video.”

In a moment of reckoning, new calls for justice for DJ Henry

By , Globe Staff

To many, the death of an Easton man killed after his college football team's homecoming celebration never made sense. Amid a national examination of systemic racism within law enforcement, the case has gained renewed attention.