PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police say they are reviewing their overtime policies following an overtime scandal involving nearly 30 current and former officers in Massachusetts.
WPRO-AM reports money paid to Rhode Island State Police officers for overtime and road details totaled $5.6 million between July 2016 and June 2017.
Maj. Timothy Sanzi says even though the system is under review, Rhode Island State Police is confident it “provides oversight and accountability.” Sanzi is the state police executive administrative officer.
Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced a series of reforms after an internal audit revealed officers assigned to Troop E may have been paid overtime for shifts never worked.
Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says she has faith in her state’s police system as everything is documented and “above board.”
Information from: WPRO-FM, http://www.92profm.com/