Massachusetts State Police Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes is stepping down after Col. Richard McKeon retired in the wake of claims that troopers were forced to alter arrest reports. Both troopers named McKeon and did indicate a "number of John/Jane Does" in their respective filings.
State police admitted the trooper was asked to alter the report and have defended the action, saying he included information that wasn't relevant to her arrest.
The judge's daughter was arrested on October 16 after she allegedly swerved into a police construction detail on I-190 in Worcester.
According to state police, the second-in-command generally steps down after the superintendent leaves their position to allow the new superintendent to choose their own second-in-command.
"Deputy Superintendent Hughes served honorably in numerous postings, including 20 years in the Gang Unit, an important period at the State Police Academy, and several years as a deputy commander in the Division of Investigative Services".
Bibaud, who was reportedly severely intoxicated and in possession of heroin on the night of her October 16 arrest in Worcester on Interstate 190, allegedly told arresting trooper Ryan Sceviour about her father being a judge and that she had performed sex acts in exchange for the drugs he was confiscating. "The department has deep gratitude for his years of dedicated service".
His retirement was announced a day after Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he was investigating the allegations.