Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. (Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A federal grand jury is looking into accusations of overtime abuse at the Boston Police Department.
The Boston Globe reports three officers, who worked in the evidence unit, allegedly collected overtime pay for hours they did not work.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh responded to the claims while speaking with WBZ NewsRadio on Saturday.
“It’s a situation we’re going to follow all the way through to see what the final result is, but public employees need to realize that when they’re working for public, for every hour they’re working, they’re working,” Walsh said. “They have to work. That’s who we are, what we stand for, and represent.”
Walsh also said that Police Commissioner William Gross is already addressing issues raised by the federal investigation.
“Three officers have been suspended since February,” Walsh said. “[The] commissioner has made some really big changes when to it comes to payroll.”
This comes after ten Massachusetts State Police troopers were charged with overtime abuse. Eight of those troopers pleaded guilty.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reported this story.
Listen to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's response: