Back in March, Southborough Police Officer Scott Henderson injured his shoulder when he fell off a ladder while checking a burglar alarm. He’s been on medication and out of work ever since, but the town is trying to get him to return to desk duty. It’s turned into a legal back-and-forth that is costing the town cash.
“Officer Henderson’s physician has advised that his injury will not heal on its own and requires surgery,” (Local 167 President and Southborough Police Officer Mike Crenshaw) said. “Nonetheless, Police Chief Jane Moran has repeatedly sent him letters and requests to return to light duty in violation of our contract.”
Crenshaw said he suspects the town has spent thousands of dollars on lawyers to force an injured officer to work light duty.
The MWDN requested copies of the town’s legal bills related to the matter. They got them, but the relevant bits were blacked out. You can read more in this article.