Robert Harrington

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The overtime game

The problems haunting the Boston Police Department’s homicide unit — low arrest rates, cases rejected by juries, and exonerations of wrongfully convicted men — did not occur in a vacuum.
A successful lawsuit shows how Boston’s homicide detectives have gamed the system to line their own pockets
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 04, 2006

Bo-ston Homicides

If the Boston Police Department thinks the Boston Phoenix has been tough on its homicide squad, wait until they get a load of Robert “Bo” Dietl.
Bo Dietl takes on the BPD  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 02, 2006