"The state Environmental Police...have an obligation to maintain public safety. But it is far from obvious that their decision to shoot and kill a small, black bear in Newton served such a purpose… The Environmental Police failed the public — and the state’s wildlife..." Boston Globe, June 5, 2013
“There will be no change in procedures,” said Reginald Zimmerman, an Environmental Police spokesman, in the Boston Herald.
Three weeks after the Newton killing, a bear entered a Washington, DC, neighborhood. Here's how that municipality responded: