A Boston police officer created a fake arrest report for his best friend's brother in a bizarre bid to help him avoid getting fired for missing work.
Boston Police Officer James Clark violated the state's conflict of interest law by filling out a false criminal complaint application for his friend's brother who was a bus driver for the the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the state's Ethics Commission said in a statement.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The unnamed bus driver was under a 'Last Chance Agreement' and subject to immediate discharge for violating the MBTA's attendance policy when he overslept and missed his work shift in July 2016, the commission said.
The bus driver, desperate to come up with an excuse to avoid termination turned to Clark, a 25-year BPD veteran who happened to be his brother's best friend.
Officer Clark initially denied the bus driver's request to provide him with documentation that showed he was arrested, according to a Public Education Letter from the Ethics Commission.
But he later agreed to fill out an obsolete form, saying the driver had been arrested in Brighton for assault and battery and identifying his ex-girlfriend as the victim.
Officer Clark provided a random address as the