BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say some troopers have been suspended without pay and others retired following an audit that found alleged overtime abuse. Nineteen members of Troop E faced hearings Friday to determine their duty status while the investigation is conducted. State Police say nine officers retired since the start of the investigation Tuesday, leaving 10 hearings for Friday. As a result, the department ordered nine members suspended without pay. One person was kept on active duty.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski's home while he was at the Super Bowl. Foxborough police say 31-year-old Anthony Almeida was charged on Friday and they are seeking two other suspects. Gronkowski's home was burglarized in February while his team was in Minnesota to play against the Philadelphia Eagles. Police say they've recovered an Apple watch, a Rolex watch and some rare coins from so far.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts State Police dispatcher is under internal investigation for allegedly posting information about criminal investigations on social media before some of that information has been public. State police confirm to The Enterprise of Brockton that Carla Grant, who has been a civilian dispatcher for the agency since 1999, has been placed on leave pending a status hearing scheduled for next week.
BOSTON (AP) - House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the state's criminal justice system. The compromise proposal unveiled by a six-member conference committee Friday calls for a wide range of changes in how Massachusetts deals with crime and punishment issues. The changes will affect everything from bail to sentencing to the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
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