War on Drugs

The Eurie Stamps Investigation Goes Into Lockdown


Last week, Framingham, Massachusetts, District Court Judge Douglas Stoddart imposed a seal on the search warrants and return sheets for the raid in which police shot and killed 68-year-old Eurie Stamps. Stamps wasn't a suspect in the drug raid, and he was unarmed when he was shot.

By impounding the returns, any information collected during the drug and shooting investigation remains in the court clerk's office and can't be examined by the public or press.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's office yesterday released no new information about Wednesday's fatal shooting of Eurie Stamps Sr.

Leone also says the name of the police officer who shot Stamps won't be released until after the investigation has been completed.

In related news, 27-year-old Natasha Sams said Stamps' shooting and the refusal of law enforcement authorities to release information has motivated her to run for the Framingham Board of Selectmen.