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Police protests force work crews to abandon sites

Officers upset over law curbing use of paid details

Mike Hornbrook, chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, faced demonstrators in Everett yesterday, one of two sites later abandoned by his work crew. Mike Hornbrook, chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, faced demonstrators in Everett yesterday, one of two sites later abandoned by his work crew. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / October 4, 2008

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Police union members upset with the governor's new rules allowing some roadway projects to go on without police details protested at two work sites yesterday, forcing state workers to abandon the projects on the first day under the new regulations. (Full article: 780 words)

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