The Boston Globe Highlights Recent Motion for Contempt of Court against the Mass State Police by MRW
The Boston Globe recently publicized a motion for contempt of court that Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky filed against the Massachusetts State Police. We filed this in response to the State Police’s failure to adhere to an order requiring Officer Orlando Riley to be admitted to the MSP’s 85th Recruit Training Troop (RTT) without preconditions. Riley received an email on July 12th from an MSP commanding officer instructing him to complete an application and attend a fitness test, steps he had previously completed before his earlier discriminatory exclusion from the state police.
MRW attorney Ellen J. Messing was quoted saying, “Nothing should stand between [Riley] and getting into the Academy. He shouldn’t have to repeat the steps he’s already taken.” Riley is seeking an order that would block the State Police from requiring him to take any further steps before entering the 85th RTT and would require the MSP to pay daily fines until they comply with the court order.