A Boston Globe review of Boston police payroll records reportedly shows some officers received thousands of dollars of overtime pay for hours they didn't work.
The Globe illustrated the disparity using the case of a police detective who took home around $403,000 last year.
Detective Waiman Lee, whose base salary was reported at $92,515, was the highest paid city employee last year after overtime pay was factored in. The Globe reported that Lee reported 1,100 hours of overtime, but records revealed he didn't work 674 of those hours.
The Globe said the discrepancies are due to union contracts requiring officers to be paid a minimum of four hours for work details or for testifying in court, even if such assignments take a fraction of that time.