Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said last week that her office is reviewing a complaint filed by a Dorchester woman against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins over a Christmas Eve incident in Dorchester.
The complaint, first filed with the Boston Police Department, alleges that Rollins threatened a woman and inappropriately flashed her car’s blue law-enforcement lights as they both tried to exit the South Bay Shopping Center on Dec. 24.
The woman, Katie Lawson, wrote in her complaint that she was attempting to merge into traffic when Rollins rolled down her vehicle’s window and threatened her. According to Lawson, Rollins activated the blue lights on her vehicle and then drove through a red light.
As reported by the Boston Globe, Rollins, speaking during an interview with the Howie Carr radio show last week, denied threatening the woman or activating her lights. A statement from her office on Thursday said the DA will not comment on the incident.
“We have said all we are going to say on this matter and await the attorney general’s findings regarding the civil rights complaint that was filed,” Rollins’s office said in an emailed statement.