Troopers Union to Weigh in on Alleged OT Abuse

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing Massachusetts State Police troopers says it will work with the command structure after an audit found possible cases of troopers getting paid for overtime shifts they did not work.

Col. Kerry Gilpin said Tuesday the audit “revealed apparent discrepancies between overtime earnings paid to members and actual patrols worked.”

Twenty-one current and former troopers were implicated.

The troopers’ union says while it does not condone the alleged overtime abuse, it will give its members the best legal representation possible.

Dana Pullman is president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts. He says the union hopes that by working with the Massachusetts State Police it “will ensure that everyone involved is held accountable.”

He described “a department in turmoil,” and says Gilpin has “been given the unenviable task of dealing with a myriad of untenable issues.”

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