Boston Police report that Commissioner William Gross has put two supervisors at the department's Hyde Park evidence warehouse on paid leave "due to an ongoing investigation into time and attendance issues" - and has forwarded information about their cases to the DA's office.
The department says "it is confident this is contained solely to an administrative issue and that the integrity of evidence stored at this location has not been affected or impacted." The two are the fourth and fifth BPD officers placed on leave due to questions about overtime and attendance; the department says Gross has ordered "a proactive and ongoing review of payroll for every district and unit."
In a statement, Gross said:
This alleged behavior is unacceptable for any member of the Boston Police Department. As Commissioner, I want to make it clear to every officer that any action that goes against our rules and regulations will not be tolerated - without exception.
The evidence warehouse has caused problems for BPD in the past, most notably in 2008, when heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Oxycodone being stored there disappeared.