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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nepotism questions in Waltham

WALTHAM

Newly obtained documents reveal that Waltham's police chief and a deputy chief are at the center of allegations of nepotism and preferential treatment.

An independent factfinder last spring raised concerns that Chief Edward Drew and Deputy Chief Keith MacPherson provided preferential treatment to family members on the force.

The mayor had sent several matters in the report to the State Ethics Commission when the report was originally released in May. Both officers deny any wrongdoing. Globe West reports today.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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