State Police Members Suspended Amid Weapons Transfer Investigation

Three members of the Massachusetts State Police have been suspended without pay following an investigation into the transfer of surplus weapons to a state-authorized vendor.

State police spokesman David Procopio says two troopers and one lieutenant had been assigned to the department's armory in New Braintree.

The members were not identified and it's unclear what aspect of the transfer triggered the investigation. Procopio says the investigation concerns a "limited number" of surplus weapons.

State police have asked state Attorney General Maura Healey to review the case to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

The three members have been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the case.

This article was originally published on September 09, 2016.


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