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Billerica Patrolman on Leave Amid Work Probe

December 28, 2018
Billerica Officer Alfred "Bill" Rymill in 2014.

BILLERICA -- A police patrolman has been placed on leave amid an investigation into the officer’s response times, the Sun has learned.

Officer Alfred “Bill” Rymill was placed on paid administrative leave several weeks ago, according to Billerica Deputy Police Chief Roy Frost and Town Manager John Curran.

Curran said the personnel investigation is ongoing, but will likely conclude within the next month.

According to sources, Rymill is accused of “basically not doing his job” by parking in one place throughout his shift. The practice slowed the officer’s response time to calls, a source said.

Rymill joined the department in February of 2014, according to the town’s most recent budget.

His base salary is $57,281 this fiscal year, according to the same document. Rymill was also projected to earn $8,152 in extra pay for holidays and working outside of normal business hours, bringing his total expected pay to $65,434.

Jerry Flynn, executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association, referred comment to union representative and Billerica police Lt. Marty Conway.

The New England Police Benevolent Association is a union representing members of the Billerica Police Department

Attempts to reach Rymill both online and by visiting his home were unsuccessful.

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