The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says it will start implementing some of the recommendations made by a task force appointed to review hiring of court officers.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.
A panel appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to review the state’s troubled probation department is rejecting key proposals made by Gov. Deval Patrick and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.
The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.
The task force that will conduct a review of hiring and promotion practices in the state’s judicial branch has been named.
Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been selected by the Supreme Judicial Court to lead a task force to review hiring practices in the state’s court system, including the Probation Department.
The state’s top political leaders are forming a commission to develop legislation that will overhaul the troubled Massachusetts Probation Department.
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Officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department have been instructed by federal prosecutors to preserve all of the agency’s documents amid a federal investigation.