West Roxbury Man Arrested for Yelling 'White Power!' While Friend Charged with OUI

The following article is based on a Boston Police report, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


Editor's note: The names of the suspects were incorrectly switched in the original article due to the suspects names not being used in the original report. They were referred to only as "Suspect 1" and "Suspect 2". The names and charges are now correct.

Boston Police arrested a West Roxbury man for being a disorderly person in Roslindale for allegedly yelling a racially-charged phrase, and arrested his associate for allegedly driving under the influence.

On May 19 around 1:10 a.m., Nikolaos P. Kalemkerides, of 705 West Roxbury Parkway, West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with being a disorderly person, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Brandon T. Galvin, of 12 Bonney Lane, Mansfield, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police were called to the Knights of Columbus Hall at 4192 Washington St., in Roslindale, and spoke with a man who said the suspect's vehicle had nearly hit him as he was outside loading presents into a truck. The witness said the suspects and other people in the vehicle started a confrontation with people leaving the hall, according to a police report. 

Allegedly several fights broke out, but were able to broken up before police arrived. An officer spoke to people outside of Napper Tandy's restaurant who repeated the same story of the occupants of the vehicle starting fights with people leaving the hall. 

Suspect Kalemkerides allegedly became extremely loud and boisterious while yelling at cops, and he was asked to calm down and be quiet. Officers saw Galvin drive up and pick up Kalemkerides. Officers spoke with the driver who smelled of alcohol, so police asked him to get out of the vehicle. He could not stand on his own, according to a Boston Police report. Due to the chaos of the scene, Galvin was not issued a field sobriety test on the scene, but he refused a breathalyzer test at District E-5, which triggers an automatic failure.

While Galvin was being arrested, Kalemkerides allegedly yelled at the victim, "White power!" and was thus arrested for being a disorderly person. His case was dismissed on $100 court costs, during an arraignment on May 20, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. He also denied yelling the racially-charged phrase.

The vehicle was towed. 


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