SJC: BOSTON POLICE DEPT. v. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Boston Police improperly bypassed candidate due to hair testing

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The Civil Service Commission ruled correctly in finding that the Boston Police Department had not sufficiently demonstrated that an officer candidate had used illegal narcotics when it relied on a single disputed hair test, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled 6-1 on Oct. 30.  [Quoted from Mass Lawyers Weekly on-line headline] – Click here for the full text of the SJC decision.

We thank James Timmins for submitting an amicus brief on behalf of the MMLA.

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