Baker announces bill to overhaul Mass. state police

NEW BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at overhauling the way Massachusetts State Police hires, promotes and disciplines troopers, and includes jettisoning a mandate that the agency's commander be appointed from within. The proposed overhaul comes as the agency deals with corruption, mismanagement and misconduct scandals. The Republican governor made…

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