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Commissioner Davis's speaking points on the arrest of Edward Corliss


Good Afternoon.

Thanks to the remarkable and relentless collaborative effort put forth by the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, today we are able to bring justice for the tragic and untimely death of Surendra Dangol – a law abiding, hard working man who came to this country seeking a better life for himself and his family.

The charges brought today against Mr. Dangol’s murderer - Edward Corliss- was made possible by true shoe-leather detective work and an around-the-clock effort that was strategically executed by a number of officers intent on holding this dangerous perpetrator accountable for his brazen and horrific crime.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Boston Police homicide detectives, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Special Investigations Unit, members of the BRIC, officers from District 13 and the prosecutors. It was their hard work, sacrifice and tireless pursuit of justice that left no stone unturned as they doggedly tracked down this heartless killer.

On the day after Christmas, Edward Corliss made a decision to not only rob a convenience store, he also robbed Kalpana Dangol of a husband, 9 year-old Sanila of a father and a community of a sense of peace and security. For that decision and its tragic consequences, Corliss will be held accountable.

I hope that today’s development brings a small amount of relief to his family, Kalpana and Sanila, who are trying to cope in the wake of their unimaginable loss.

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