I sent the Office of DA Michael O’keefe, a letter with the evidence, formally requesting that he charge Mr. Daly with the crime of “Assault and Battery.” They denied my request, without even a “Probable Cause Hearing.”
Alves Letter to O’Keefe
O’Keefe letter with Refusal To Charge Daly
Barnstable Assistant DA Michelle Groff
During the criminal trial, ADA Groff, failed to question the witnesses about the racial epithets hurled at Alves, during the attack. The day after the attack, on May 26, 2011, Alves filed a statement with the Barnstable police, declaring that I was called a “nigger” during the attack, but ADA Groff never asked Alves or any other witnesses about this.
Taken From Alves Police Statement
The Barnstable Police Department and ADA Groff’s failure to properly investigate the incident in general, and John Daly in particular, had serious ramifications for me. Protecting Mr. Daly by keeping his headshot out of the photo array allowed ADA Groff and others to fraudulently claim that since I “never identified” Mr. Daly, he could not be charged. This same fraudulent claim also negatively affected my civil trial when a defense attorney stated that no one had identified Mr. Daly. To me, the most egregious crime beyond the 30% loss of peripheral vision in my right eye that was caused by a punch from Somerville Officer Ariel Calazzo was the fraudulent protection the Barnstable Police Department and ADA Groff afforded Mr. Daly by engaging in blatant obstruction of justice. ADA Groff and the BPD called Mr. Daly as a witness at the probable cause hearing and he pleaded the 5th. ADA Groff also failed to subpoena several key witnesses to the criminal trial, who could have provided crucial evidence in the conviction of the defendants.
Groff Awarded for Her Obedience