Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans is challenging an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a police officer accused of sexually harassing a coworker. Evans spoke with host Barbara Howard about his most recent appeal and how an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a fired officer—against the Commissioner's wishes—affects the department.
The case, now before a Suffolk Superior Court Judge, is just one example of several in recent years where Evans has disagreed with an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a fired officer.
According to data from Northeastern University journalism students, 72 percent of discipline cases within the Boston Police Department are overturned, with officers reinstated despite being fired.
Click on the audio player above to hear the entire interview with Commissioner Evans.
Note: All Things Considered reached out to the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association for comment on the arbitration process and received no reply.