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State Police To Closely Monitor Troopers After Recent Arrests

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BOSTON (CBS) – With so many troopers on the wrong side of the law, the head of the Massachusetts State Police is trying to put new safeguards in place.

On Saturday, Trooper John Analetto was arrested on charges of extortion and taking part in an illegal gambling ring. He was the third trooper arrested in the last three months.

The State Police are now looking to put a new system in place that would look for warning signs among the ranks.

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The changes include a computer system that will scan troopers’ files and look for consistent signs of bad behavior like frequently being late or missing training sessions.

Supervisors may also undergo training to teach them how to look for problems and handle them when they arise.

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