Mass. Supreme Court issues sweeping decision on digital surveillance – Very important roadmap for criminal cases impacted by technology

On April 16, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision that may likely set the standard for the use of digital technology in criminal cases. The case is Commonwealth v. McCarthy (SJC-12750), and involved the tracking of an individuals movements over a period of time by use of ALPR cameras (license plate recognition). The opinion is a must read for law enforcement, particularly detectives, police supervisors and any others who may be using digital applications to track (or ...

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Nolan | Perroni wins Arbitration – Union member fired for failing annual physical fitness test wins job back

Attorney Peter Perroni represented the NEPBA and Middlesex Sheriff’s Officers’ (Local 500) Association in this arbitration win. The union member was fired when he failed – by four seconds – to complete a physical fitness long-distance run. Peter and the union proved that even though the officer may have technically failed the exam, the Sheriff violated both the CBA and its own policies in the testing and termination process. This arbitration decision is an important example of ...

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Nolan | Perroni wins Sick Time Buyback Arbitration for NEPBA/Middlesex Sheriff's Union

Attorney Peter Perroni represented the Middlesex Sheriff’s Officers’ Union/NEPBA Local 500 in this arbitration victory for its corrections officers. Despite a long standing past practice of denying newer officers the right to participate in the sick time conversation benefit, Attorney Perroni and the NEPBA Local were able to prove that the Sheriff was for years acting without the approval or knowledge of the union. As as a result, the union was able to put an end to a ...

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