Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015

Notable & Quotable


Breathalyzer tests suspended

Healy for Notable

"The attorney general should step in here. She should make the local district attorneys stop using the machinery until there's an independent investigation conducted by an outside investigator appointed by the attorney general, not by law enforcement, so that we can have a real, fresh review of what's happening here."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, WBUR, April 23

Healy was interviewed by WBUR as part of a story on the reliability of breathalyzer tests. Use of breathalyzer tests has been recently suspended by prosecutors in Middlesex and Essex counties until a review has been conducted by the state police.


Tsarnaev trial


"The whole point of personalizing and humanizing him is not just a matter of bringing in a psychologist with a piece of paper saying 'We've done testing and we don't think he's the worst person ever.' It's really to give kind of the anecdotes."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, FOX25, April 20

Elikann was interviewed by FOX25 for a segment on what to expect in the penalty phase of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial which began this week.


Back Bay fire

Healy for Notable

"It has to be something that rises to the level of shocking the public. I don't believe this is the final chapter."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, April 21

Healy was quoted in a Globe story about the March 2014 fire in the Back Bay that claimed the lives of two Boston firefighters. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced this week that no criminal charges will be filed against the metalworkers who inadvertently started the fire.


Of note:

  • In addition to the clips mentioned above, MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted by the Boston Herald ("Civil suit could put Aaron Hernandez on the stand" - April 23) in an article about the civil suit filed against Aaron Hernandez by the family of Odin Lloyd. Immediate Past President Douglas K. Sheff, who is representing the Lloyd family in the civil case, is also quoted in the article.