An Officer was terminated by his municipality for violations of MGL ch. 209A restraining orders and domestic violence. Said officer was reinstated in 2007 after successful negotiations at the Civil Service Commission.
Two Officers terminated for excessive force on a prisoner had their discipline overturned by the CSC and were reinstated with back pay. The Department has appealed to the Superior Court. The Superior Court has ordered a new hearing held with all defense being handled through BLDS. (BayState Legal Defense Service Newsletter, Volume I-1)