Boston Police report eight patrolmen and two detectives have been disciplined for earning money they shouldn't have for court appearances:
The violations of Department Rules and Regulations resulting from the West Roxbury District Court audit ranged from appearing in court without proper notice, unnecessary appearances and altering notification records. The Commissioner considers any violation of the Rules and Regulations a serious offense and has ordered the discipline and transfer of 10 members of the department including eight patrol officers, one detective and one sergeant detective. One sergeant detective has retired from the department pending disciplinary action.
The department says an audit found:
In West Roxbury District Court: Of the 502 the Drug Control Unit cases reviewed, 3.3 percent warranted disciplinary action.
In Dorchester District Court: Of the 400 Drug Control Unit cases reviewed, 7.5 percent have been forwarded to Internal Affairs for further review.
An audit of records from Roxbury District Court continues; Brighton records showed a problem rate below 1%.
The Globe conducted its own analysis.