Randall Arrested Again; Hearing in Federal Court Reveals Fight with Local Blogger in Coffee Shop

November 16, 2011
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The Federal Courthouse in Boston was transformed into a theatre for Revere-style chicanery on Monday, as former Revere Police officer Todd Randall was ordered held after a hearing that involved an allegation of him fighting with infamous blogger Richard Ireton at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Brown Circle.

Randall, his wife, FBI agents and others testified at the Monday afternoon hearing in which a surveillance video from the Dunkin’ Donuts was played in court – revealing that Randall entered the store and allegedly started a fight with Ireton that ended in both men rolling on the ground.

Two other men were present during the fight, and it is alleged that one of them was former City Councillor Kenny Haggar.

The fight was allegedly precipitated by blog entries that Ireton had written in September. The fracas allegedly took place on Sept. 12th, just after Randall pled out to his original crime of making a false statement to the FBI.

Randall made a plea agreement on Sept. 7th in the case, which involved him taking money to fix cases in Chelsea Court and then lying about it to the FBI. He was awaiting sentencing before Judge Rya Zobel, which was to take place on Dec. 13th. He was likely to see 15 months in federal prison for his crimes.

Now, apparently, all of that is up in the air and he is behind bars.

According to federal court documents, the U.S. Attorney’s office moved to revoke Randall’s release and to issue a warrant for his arrest on Nov. 3rd. A magistrate approved that matter on the same day, and apparently both actions were related to the surveillance video detailing the fight – which would be a violation of Randall’s release.

He was arrested by U.S. Marshall’s last Thursday.

On Monday of this week, a hearing was held on the matter before Clerk Magistrate Jennifer Boal.

Prosecutors detailed Randall as a corrupt cop who still is at odds with the law, while an FBI agent testified that Randall started the fight with Ireton by smacking him in the head upon entering.

Ireton did not testify about the Sept. 12th incident, but apparently did cooperate with the FBI on the matter – according to court records – and even went so far as to tell them he would get his own revenge on the former police officer.

Randall’s wife, a local school teacher, told the court that Ireton has tormented them since the arrest of her husband earlier this year. She indicated that his diatribes on the Internet have even tread upon the couples’ child.

In a statement that the family released to the Journal on Tuesday, the Randall family asked for privacy.

“This has been a difficult time for our family and even though we do not appreciate the constant exposure, we realize the media has a job to do,” read the statement. “All we ask is that the facts are reported fairly and accurately. Since Mr. Randall’s arrest in April, Richard Ireton of The North Shore Tab and myrevere.net has chosen to continuously and relentlessly slander, harass, and taunt Mr. Randall, his wife, and even their 3-year-old daughter both on his website blogs, through comments made to other individuals and in person. At this time, we will have no further comment about the FBI’s case or the incident with Mr. Ireton. We simply ask that the privacy of our family be respected.”

Despite that plea for decency, the court did not see any of Ireton’s writings as reason for attacking the local blogger in the Brown Circle coffee shop.

Randall was turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshall’s and will await his sentencing hearing on Dec. 13th. It is uncertain until that time whether or not Judge Zobel will take the current matter into consideration when handing out Randall’s sentence.

  • Dreally

    I hope the judge throws the book at Randall. All civilians have to walk on eggshells and pray they don’t even get a traffic ticket when they are out on probation. This man held a position of trust & power, a police officer, and here he goes getting caught committing another violent crime before he even gets sentenced on his first crime!

  • Kwalsh979

    why would mr randall not be upset mr ireton writing thing on his web site and slandering not only him but his family if the shoe was on his foot what would mr ireton do i say enough already leave the family alone and let him deal with his penalty that he is facing it is hard enough on the family! i understand that mr ireton has i right to write on his website but should think before he puts things out there enough already

  • Madromanos

    Randall is a punk and always has been a corrupt cop. He was well known in the bars on Revere beach for trying to shake down local drug dealers for extra cash. He is a disgrace to the Revere PD and the city. I agree throw the book at him.

  • Gail Lepag

    ireton got what he deserves

  • Gail Lepage

    ireton got what he deserves

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P7S27UVVZ467GZNV6ZSQACRFXA Dave

    Always amazes me how many people are ready to step up and defend corruption in Revere.   The city’s problems aren’t just with the politicians, they’re also with the residents who vote for and support them.   It’s usually the case that people get the government (and law enforcement) that they deserve.   Too bad that innocent bystanders (and no, I’m not talking about Randall) often get caught up in all of this stupidity too.

  • Frankie

    Mr. and Mrs Randell should have thought long and hard about what termoil this would have caused their family. To try and Richard Ireton for this is simply stupid. I do not believe he said a word about the Randell child. If anything Todd Randell should be ashamed of himself for what his family is being put through. It is his child who will most likely be without a father for some time due to his own currupt ways. I don’t see his wife saying anything about him. That is where her anger belongs. Todd Randell decided a long time ago that his currupt ways supercided his family. And mostly his very innocent child.

  • Mariaf143

    This is nothing new just another crooked cop in Revere that let their job get to their heads they think just because they hold a badge they can do what ever they want, just like they tried to give me a ticket 7 hours after my fiance had told 3 of them off for not doing their job they where to direct traffic that day on my street do to electrical work being done on the electrical poles and me and my fiance where standing at a stop sign at the end of my street for 3 minutes while they where laughing and drinking coffee not even paying attention to us at the stop sign after we passed by all 3 of them my fiance made a comment to them you guys are something else getting paid all this money by us and none of you are doing your job at the end of my classes that’s where my fiance was driving me to to my college classes which was 7 hours after this accured they where waitting for us at the bottom of my street and gave my fiance a ticket for supposivly not stopping at the stop sign and search our car i’m 46 years old and never been in trouble with the law and my fiance the same we called the police dept in Revere and spoke to the captain with no results he was very rude and kept defending the police officers.  I finally told my fiance fight the ticket and he did and he went in a blizard to Chelsea court and the judge took our side and dismissed the ticket they looked like 3 edeots in court after that and walked out of the chelsea court like 3 dogs with their tales between their legs.

  • Mariaf143

    As a police officer and a public image  Randall should known better and  if he disliked what was said about him and his familly he should have taken legal action against Ireton . Fightting in public with Ireton at the Dunkin Donuts was not the answer and as a police officer this is not the example he should show to Revere residents.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P7S27UVVZ467GZNV6ZSQACRFXA Dave

    Unfortunately, there are too many inbred idiots in Revere who  are incapable of thinking for themselves and believe that a cop (at least a white one) can never be wrong and believe that it’s worse to be “a rat” than a corrupt bully. Several of the comments left after this story more or less prove what I’m saying.

  • http://twitter.com/KingCast Christopher King

    Is that right? So because TR can’t face the music for his crimes he is allowed to smack a reporter?

    I suppose if his wife showed up at the ER with a busted face she would have fallen into a doorknob as well. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was TR who wrote in here and called Mr. Daniel a junkie and me a venomous eggplant well guess what dearie:

    Todd Randall and his erstwhile cowardly friend  Evan Franklin are getting what they deserved, fired and ridiculed.

    http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2011/11/kingcast-again-says-i-told-you-so-about.html

    See that smirk? That’s because I am LMAO hahahaaaa…..Now THAT’s a might big sandwich to swallow isn’t it.

    -The KingCaster.

  • http://twitter.com/KingCast Christopher King

    Do you have one iota of proof that defamation (actually libel, not slander because it was written, ahem) actually occurred? Cite the passages that you believe constitute defamation. Believe me, I know quite a bit about the subject, having brought Joanna Marinova to meet her lawyers. Channel 7 WHDH apologized and paid up, now the Herald should have to face the music after losing at Summary Judgment.

    http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2011/11/wdhd-channel-7-settles-defamation-case.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DvT1AD3fD0A

    So no matter where you go, there you are.

  • Gail Lepage

    you need help yourself

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