Lawsuit claims DCF knew of Patrick Rose abuse and did nothing to protect children

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By John Hilliard Globe Staff, Updated June 8, 2023, 12:42 p.m.

Patrick Rose Sr., former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, wipes away tears after he read a statement to the court.PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF

A lawsuit filed Thursday by two of the sexual assault survivors of Patrick M. Rose Sr. claims that the state’s child welfare agency investigated him for sexual abuse in the early 1990s, years before he became a police officer, but failed to take steps to prevent him from having any contact with children.

The Department of Children and Families investigated him again in 1995 — after he had been on the force for a year — and “concluded that the evidence supported the allegation that Rose sexually abused” a boy, but still failed to take steps to keep him from children, according to the lawsuit filed at US District Court in Boston.

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