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Top earners in Boston police are examined Superintendent reviews their overtime pay to try to reduce spending

Top earners in Boston police are examined
Superintendent reviews their overtime pay to try to reduce spending

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By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / March 13, 2011

Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey said he is examining the overtime of the top 50 earners in the department and talking to supervisors about the issue because he wants to find any patterns that might help the department curb spending.

Last year, the police department spent $45 million on overtime, an $8.4 million increase over 2009. About half of the spike was due to salary increases negotiated for officers and a legal settlement that forced the city to recalculate overtime payments from 2002 to 2009 and pay about $2.2 million to officers, according to city officials. The rest of the increase appears to be the result of a surge in overtime hours officers logged.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/13/top_earners_in_boston_police_are_examined/

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