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Moulton Says If Walsh Knew About Allegations Against White And Promoted Him, He Should Resign

Congressman Seth Moulton said U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the former mayor of Boston, should resign from his post if it turns out he knew about domestic violence allegations facing Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White.

Walsh promoted White to his position in February, only to then place him on leave just days later after decades-old domestic violence accusations against White surfaced.

Walsh repeated this week that he did not know about the allegations before the promotion, but former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross wrote in a court affidavit that Walsh knew.

White denies the claims and is fighting an effort in court to have him fired. White's attorneys argued before a judge Thursday that Acting Mayor Kim Janey, who is running to make her role permanent, lacks the authority to dismiss him and did not give him an adequate opportunity to defend himself against the allegations.

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