By Joe Shortsleeve, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) — The MBTA police tells WBZ-TV all eight officers on the T’s motorcycle unit will be suspended for one day without pay.

This follows an I-Team report that officers were taking money directly from funeral home operators in return for police escorts.

Chief Paul McMillan tells Joe Shortsleeve that MBTA officers are no longer ever allowed to perform funeral escorts with T equipment.

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Comments (9)
  1. dennis o'brien says:

    wow: what a punishment. anyone else, they would lose their job.
    Did they have to return the money>
    Joe: a lot of time spent on a punishment that is basically a slap on the back of the hand.
    Suggestiion: look into more pressing issues: Gee, where do I start?

  2. jeremy s says:

    idk, im still trying fathem idea there is MBTA police.

  3. MajReno says:

    Bunch of thugs and crooks

  4. Kathy says:

    They should be fired. They lack any semblance of integrity. They are supposed to serve and protect the public.

  5. Bob Thompson says:

    Terminate them and don’t even think twice about it. What is going on in Massachusetts with all this corruption? I shouldn’t be forced to move to New Hampshire to escape all of this……

  6. Cynic says:

    It is only now that anyone is beginning to notice the Funeral Escort Scam? It’s not only the T Police. What is surprising is that the Local Police havn’t stepped on the T cops Long ago.The Mafia wouldn’t allow this for a minute.

  7. jakeb says:

    Why did they only iinvestigate only one year? How about the last 5 or 10 years?
    Who are they trying to protect?

  8. Ed Wallace says:

    why would the t fire them they bring in so much money giving out traffic tickets when not shaking down funeral homes

  9. mbtaking says:

    I hope the MA Ethics Commission is investigating this. Did they pay for the gas and wear and tear on a state vehicle. They should clearly be fired.

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