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Police, state spar on hiring

Board challenges findings of psychiatrists

By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / December 4, 2009

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Seven police job applicants - rejected by the Boston Police Department because psychiatrists deemed them unfit for service - must be reconsidered, according to Civil Service Commission rulings since 2006. The move has angered police officials, who say they are best suited to decide who should patrol the streets with a gun and badge. (Full article: 1100 words)

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