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Police officials retire in wake of evidence room scandal

August 24, 2018

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Two police employees named in the investigation of a Massachusetts police department evidence room scandal have retired rather than face disciplinary hearings.

Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan said Deputy Police Chief Wayne Foster and civilian finance director Paul McSoley retired Thursday effective immediately with disciplinary hearings scheduled for Friday. The Patriot Ledger reports that Foster and McSoley have decided not to contest the findings of the report that condemned police leadership.

Investigators found that the former officer responsible for overseeing the evidence room had taken drugs, money and guns. The officer later killed herself and nearly 200 criminal cases were compromised due to now-tainted evidence.

Foster and McSoley could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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