Boston Police Union Criticizes Department It Says ‘Forced’ Officers To Work 24 Hours Straight As ‘Utterly Unacceptable’

A union representing Boston police officers slammed the department they say “ordered” some officers to work for 24 hours straight over the weekend as a result of several major events in the city.

The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association said the Boston Police Department had 120 officers working overtime on Saturday to cover the city’s Open Streets festival in Jamaica Plain, a Red Sox-Yankees matchup at Fenway, and a festival in the Seaport District. The “vast majority” of officers, according to BPPA, were ordered to work for at least 16 hours, “which is physically and psychologically draining.”

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