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Department of Correction v. Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-104-13)

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12‑P‑1789                                       Appeals Court

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION  vs.  MASSACHUSETTS CORRECTION OFFICERS FEDERATED UNION & another.[1]

No. 12‑P‑1789.      August 16, 2013.

Commissioner of CorrectionCorrection OfficerCivil Service, Collective bargaining.  Arbitration, Collective bargaining, Judicial review.  Practice, Civil, Standing.

Paul Brouillette appeals from an order by a judge of the Superior Court vacating an arbitration award and reinstating a decision by the Commissioner of Correction (commissioner) that discharged Brouillette from his position as a correctional officer.  We dismiss the appeal for lack of standing. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm

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City of Boston v. Boston Police Superior Officers Federation (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-155-13)

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SJC‑11238

CITY OF BOSTON  vs.  BOSTON POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS FEDERATION.

Suffolk.     April 2, 2013.  ‑  August 9, 2013.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.

BostonPolice, Assignment of duties, Collective bargaining.  Public Employment, Police, Transfer, Collective bargaining.  Municipal Corporations, Police, Collective bargaining.  Labor, Police, Collective bargaining.  Civil Service, Police, Collective bargaining.  Arbitration, Collective bargaining, Confirmation of award, Authority of arbitrator.  Contract, Collective bargaining contract. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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Sheriff of Suffolk County v. Jail Officers and Employees of Suffolk County (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-109-13)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750;  (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC‑11229

SHERIFF OF SUFFOLK COUNTY  vs.  JAIL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF SUFFOLK COUNTY.[1]

Suffolk.     February 4, 2013.  ‑  June 14, 2013.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.

SheriffPublic Employment, Collective bargaining, Termination.  Labor, Public employment, Collective bargaining.  Arbitration, Collective bargaining, Award.  Damages, Back pay, Mitigation, Interest.  InterestGovernmental ImmunityWaiverJudgment, Enforcement, Interest.  Practice, Civil, Interest, Waiver. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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Police: Man Sold Heroin to Undercover Officers on Harrison Ave

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The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction.

A Jamaica Plain man was arrested in the South End on Wednesday night for allegedly selling heroin to undercover police officers.   

Boston police officers conducted a “Buy/Bust” operation in the area of Northampton Street and Harrison Avenue on the evening of May 29 at 6:01 p.m, according to the police report. 

Based on previous police work, officers acquired a cellphone number of a person who allegedly sells heroin in the area. An undercover officer texted the number, asking to buy 5 plastic baggies of heroin for $ 80. The exchange was set for the CVS at 874 Harrison Ave, according to the report. 

According to the report, the suspect called two undercover officers and told them that he was in a silver Subaru, which was pulling into the parking lot at that moment. The undercover officers got into the car and gave the driver the $ 80. The driver then gave the officer the bags of heroin. The officers thanked the driver, exited the vehicle and signaled to police.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

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Watertown Rescue’s Actions Helped Save MBTA Officer’s Life

It was a typical 24-hour shift for Watertown Fire Department firefighters James Caruso and Patrick Menton assigned to the department’s rescue ambulance; a few medical calls and some training.

Pretty routine for a Thursday, Caruso would remember. 

But the everyday would within minutes transform into a maelstrom of bullets and bombs. The pair rushed to aid a police officer in a Watertown neighborhood, hit in an exchange of gunfire with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. 

“From calm to chaos,” said Menton.

Caruso and Menton have worked together periodically on the ambulance which is Caruso’s assignment. In fact, Menton was only scheduled to accompany Caruso after James’ usual partner’s wife gave birth earlier on April 18.

The pair — Westford-native Caruso and Menton who was born, raised and is living in Watertown — who joined the department together eight years ago, would be on the 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift.   read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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Doctor: ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Injured MBTA Officer’s Recovery

Dr. David Miller, an intensive care physician at Mount Auburn Hospital, and Edward Donohue, brother of injured MBTA officer and Winchester native Richard Donohue Jr., speaks during a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.

During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was “cautiously optimistic” about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.’s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on Thursday night.

Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr.

“He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg,” Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. “There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest at the scene.”

Nauta said cariopulmonary resuscitation was started on Donohue Jr. at the scene and continued in the emergency room, where there was a “tranfusion of fluids and blood products to the point of restoration of the pulse and pressure at which point he went into the operating room.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

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