Kay Lazar

Kay Lazar is a member of the Globe’s team of strike force reporters who investigate people and events in the news to uncover the full story and hold leaders accountable for their actions. Her experience combines more than two decades of print and broadcast reporting. She previously worked as a news writer and producer at ABC and CBS radio networks.

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State Police got many warnings on payroll abuse. And they did nothing

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Records show leaders were repeatedly confronted not only with remarkable amounts of OT, but also suspicious sick time claims and sloppy record-keeping.

Amid pay scandal, highway officials vow closer scrutiny of bills from State Police

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Massachusetts highway officials will start auditing at least twice yearly police bills for patrolling the Turnpike to ensure the charges reflect actual costs.

For some State Police, it’s a posting in paradise

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As broad cost-cutting measures and staff realignments continue to batter State Police on the mainland, sleepy island barracks on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard continue to endure.

Records reveal trooper posts that are overtime all the time

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These Emergency Response posts, tucked in trailers or nondescript government buildings, are staffed purely on an overtime basis.