Medford cop makes $250k/year, works 4 hours/day

jju - 
TheKidAintMine -
billyball2 - "Doherty is cashing in on hundreds of hours of accrued comp time, much of which was earned about five years ago when a computer crashed and they had the captain, on overtime, re-entering information into the department's computer system."

"He's doing nothing that's illegal, he's doing what's allowed by contract and he's doing what's authorized by the chief."

"Even though on average he's working half days using time owed, he's still allowed to earn overtime and work details earning an extra $63,000 last year."

"Doherty said he's not looking to bilk the city and he's using the time he earned."

"According to his contract, he's eligible for an additional 69 days off a year, which includes vacation, sick, administrative days and days for perfect attendance."

This is some organized crime level of fraud and corruption - except it's legal!!
Unless I'm reading it wrong, it sounds like the guy got fucked over and wasn't paid his deserved overtime pay for hours worked over 40/wk. was paid comp time instead. Now he is using his deserved time off. Phone Post 3.0

Are you referring to the time he got from re-entering info into the dept's computer system? That sounds part of the scam.

Why would you need a senior guy like a captain to perform low level data entry work? Why not save the city and tax payers money and have either an admin assistant or a police volunteer do it? It sounds like just another way to game the system and milk the taxpayers for more money.

Could be part of the scam. Could also be that the captain wasn't bargaining unit employee and it would be easier to force him to work fir only comp time and not OT.

I don't know. Just speculating Phone Post 3.0

Also, from the article:

"5 Investigates discovered Doherty is cashing in on hundreds of hours of accrued comp time, much of which was earned about five years ago when a computer crashed and they had the captain, on overtime, re-entering information into the department's computer system.

The mayor told 5 Investigates that he ordered an end to that type of comp time back in the 1990s."


Sounds like Doherty was definitely doing something shady. He wasn't even supposed to be doing that type of comp work which gave him all that accrued time.

dont worry, martha coakley is on it!!

Just wants to go home to his family. Phone Post 3.0