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Hearing gives glimpse of Police Dept. tensions

Officer David C. Williams, shown in 1997, faces disciplinary action in an arrest that left a man injured. Officer David C. Williams, shown in 1997, faces disciplinary action in an arrest that left a man injured.
By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / December 1, 2011
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A Boston police officer facing termination goes through a hearing that could determine whether he loses his job. Last year, the department conducted 14 such hearings. One officer was cleared of all charges, according to the most readily available figures provided by department. In the other cases, charges were sustained, officers decided to settle with the department, or they resigned. One case is still pending. Many officers complain that the hearings are a pre-ordained “kangaroo court.’’

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