Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
Hi bill I was hoping you could help me with an disgusting act that Chief Fallon has allowed fellow coworkers to do since he’s been Chief. The majority of us as you well know are the officers everyone sees on the street daily in marked cruisers that respond to calls and patrol the streets. Unfortunately with all covid 19 crisis “we” have to work.
For the past few years I’ve seen the dozen or so of Chief Fallon’s army of people he likes have there own take home unmarked cruisers and some even have rental cars that are suppose to be used for undercover work. It’s bad enough that they are allowed to take the cars home for their personal use but they also show up on days off to do details while the rest of us use our own vehicles.
Some of also have lost a 2nd income caused by the covid 19 crisis and to see co workers benefit from not having to pay for gas or worry about a car payment since the city in this stressful financial crisis is paying this.
Bill could you please reach out to the council and get an answer for the working few that have had enough.
Some of us are frightened to speak up since we are new to the job but enough is enough. Morale is bad enough but this has to stop.
Please have alderman ask for expense on gas and rentals.
Just an officer doing my job.