Walsh also addressed reports of a video of a Black jogger stopped by men sporting ICE badges on the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury.
“It was a disturbing video to watch. It was unacceptable in so many ways,” said Walsh. He said ICE has “not confirmed or denied” whether their agents were in Boston, and that he spoke with the jogger Wednesday morning depicted in the video.
“Incidents like this have no place in our city” or nation, Walsh said, adding that he’s reached out to Boston police with a request that they contact federal authorities to see what’s happening.
“Clearly he was shaken up yesterday,” Walsh said of the jogger. “It’s still unclear why this happened.”
Walsh was joined at the news conference by city Health and Human Services chief Marty Martinez, who reported that the rate of positive coronavirus tests has crept up to a level the city