October 4, 2010
Mosback showed "willful misconduct (intoxication)," claim manager asserts
From that September 22 call, city officials learned that Officer Robert Mosback’s workers’ compensation claim for medical bills incurred following an on-duty June 26 accident would be denied because the officer had been drinking before smashing a police cruiser into a Riverside Avenue telephone pole at high speed.
As he put in the next day on a state form, Daniel Butler, a claims administrator for PMA Management Corp. of New England, the injuries came about because of Mosback’s “willful misconduct (intoxication)” and would thus be denied.
According to several city officials who asked to remain anonymous, Police Chief John DiVenere suspended Mosback immediately after learning that a toxicology report included in the medical claim showed the officer had a blood alcohol level of .15 after the accident, almost twice the legal limit.
DiVenere wrote to Mosback on Sept. 22 to tell him “to surrender your firearm and cardkey within 48 hours” and to stay out of police headquarters unless escorted. The officer was placed on paid administrative leave. Click here for the full story.
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