BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say some troopers have been suspended without pay and others retired following an audit that found alleged overtime abuse.

Nineteen members of Troop E faced hearings Friday to determine their duty status while the investigation is conducted.

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State Police say nine officers retired since the start of the investigation Tuesday, leaving 10 hearings for Friday.

As a result, the department ordered nine members suspended without pay. One person was kept on active duty.

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The audit found possible cases of officers holding the ranks of trooper, sergeant and lieutenant being paid overtime for shifts they didn’t work.

State Police say two more Troop E members would’ve faced hearings but one retired prior to the opening of the investigation and the other is already suspended for an unrelated issue.

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