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Peter Lucas: State Auditor Suzanne Bump A No-Show in Massachusetts State Police Scandal

October 3, 2018

Why have a state auditor if you’re going to bring in a private firm to audit the Massachusetts State Police in a scandal?

And yet State Auditor Suzanne Bump seems perfectly content to be bumped in favor of Ernst & Young when it comes to examining the books of the State Police, notes Lowell Sun columnist Peter Lucas.

Politicians are afraid of the State Police, Lucas notes, while constantly wanting the State Police union’s endorsement and campaign contributions.

Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez seems to be the only prominent voice calling for major changes in the organization and structure of the State Police.



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