BOSTON, MA — As anyone who drives around Boston knows, there always seems to be a lot of traffic and a lot of construction.
Increasingly, these sites don’t have a police detail, even though it is required by city law.
“From a safety perspective, you want someone at the site directing traffic, right? It is purely a safety issue,” said Stacy Thompson, executive director of LiveableStreets Alliance.
City officials say there are simply not enough Boston police officers available for the overtime work. They estimate just 40% of detail requests are filled across the city.