Boston officers’ OT time in court disputed
Hub police, DA at odds on need for appearances
A Globe analysis found that Boston police collected more than 400 hours of overtime pay when they were not called by prosecutors, a practice the District Attorney’s office said bucks an agreement the agency made with police a decade ago. Police say supervisors can call an officer to court, but prosecutors say that should not be the practice. Boston police did discipline ten officers who appeared in court without notices or said they were in court longer than they were needed.