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Arbitrator orders Newton to reinstate fired police chief

City also ordered to give back pay

An arbitrator Thursday ordered the city of Newton to reinstate Matthew Cummings as police chief, almost a year to the day after Mayor Setti Warren fired him for “conduct unbecoming.”

The opinion, provided by Cummings’s lawyer, Timothy M. Burke, also orders the city to pay Cummings back pay, minus any unemployment benefits or interim earnings.

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