Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni tapped by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on new hate crime task force

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni(Republican file photo)

SPRINGFIELD – Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has been tapped by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on Baker’s soon-to-be formed anti-hate crime task force, Gulluni’s office announced Monday.

His formal appointment will begin as of 4 p.m. Monday when Baker is expected to sign an executive order creating the Task Force on Hate Crimes. Gulluni and other members of the body are expected to be sworn in at that time.

Other members of the task force have not yet been publicly identified.

The task force is to be formed to advise Baker on ways to combat hate crimes and offer support to victims of hate crimes statewide. It will also work with law enforcement agencies and communities to help put in place practices to improve prevention, and aid in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.

Gulluni, in a prepared statement, said he was proud and grateful to have been named by Baker and he looks forward to working with the governor and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.

“In Hampden County, my office has worked hard to protect people from crimes, especially those motivated by bigotry and hate. I am eager to be a part of this worthy effort to fortify the Commonwealth’s policies and laws on hate crimes and their prevention,” his statement read.


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