William Broderick

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$50 million worth of mistakes

Mistakes by Boston city workers — especially the police — have cost the city more than $50 million over the past four years. The breakdown: Inside the "Oops" fund. By David S. Bernstein Among the uninsured: How other cities handle their mistakes. B
Legal claims are costing the city millions of dollars a year. Is it a random blip or a sign of a badly run government?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 28, 2006

O’Toole Go Bragh

The carnage of the past week and a half has made a gruesome mockery of the Boston Police Department.
What part of “worst homicide squad in America” don’t they understand?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 10, 2006

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

Word play

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 03, 2006