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Lawrence mayor’s critics do an about-face

LAWRENCE — Police Captain Scott McNamara knows that several of Mayor William Lantigua’s close allies are facing criminal corruption charges, that the mayor slashed the police force and then faulted officers for rising crime. And McNamara certainly knows that Lantigua faced two recall campaigns, because McNamara backed them.

But now McNamara, president of the Police Superior Officers Association, is backing Lantigua, and he even donated $350 to the mayor’s bid for a second term.

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