Boston police commissioner calls Aaron Hernandez verdict 'disappointing'

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans reacted to the acquittal of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Friday afternoon in a written statement, saying he disagrees with the verdicts reached by the jury. Hernandez, 27, was acquitted in Suffolk Superior Court Friday afternoon on charges of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting in Boston’s South End in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012 and other charges, including witness intimidation. The jury found Hernandex guilty of only one of the eight charges — unlawful possession of a firearm. Evans’ statement reads: “The verdict reached today in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial was very disappointing.