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  • Union obstacles make Boston slow to adopt police change

    The Boston Globe - 09/04/2016

    And despite a police-commissioned report by Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice in 2005 outlining the type of police oversight board Boston should have, Mayor Thomas M. Menino settled for a civilian board that is powerless and far too dependent on the Police Department.

    Menino pointed to union opposition and concerns about excessive oversight of the police as reasons for establishing the limited board two years later.

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