Massachusetts State Police destroyed key records in OT probe

Boston Globe: By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff,Updated May 14, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

A year into an internal audit of overtime abuse, the Massachusetts State Police destroyed years-old traffic citation records, key evidence that federal prosecutors now say prevents them from examining how far back the payroll scandal extends.

The State Police acknowledged last week in response to questions from the Globe that the agency got rid of the citations in January 2018. At that time, agency spokesman David Procopio said, the department’s own probe had only considered 2016 misconduct and the department was unaware of any criminal investigations.

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