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Boston's Top Taxi Regulator Placed On Leave

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Boston's chief taxi regulator has been suspended.

Cabs wait at a taxi stand near Tremont Street in Boston. (rkelland/Flickr)
Cabs wait at a taxi stand near Tremont Street in Boston. (rkelland/Flickr)

On Friday, the Boston Police Department said Mark Cohen, director of its Hackney Unit, "has been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of an internal complaint."

BPD added that the "allegations bring into question the overall management of the Hackney Unit."

The department said Cohen, a 28-year BPD employee, will remain on leave until a "full review of the Hackney Unit is completed."

Friday's suspension follows a recent Boston Globe series examining alleged corruption within the city's taxi industry.

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