On behalf of the Worcester Police Patrol Officers Union, the NEPBA and its Massachusetts membership, Attorneys Peter Perroni and Gary Nolan filed a lawsuit against the POST Commission, seeking to enjoin the controversial POST questionnaire process. Our case was filed in the Worcester Superior Court, and a hearing on our motion for preliminary injunction was scheduled for 10am today (5/27). At a little after 9:00am, however, the court cancelled the hearing. The explanation is below.
Around 4:30pm yesterday, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office (representing POST) filed an emergency Motion to Stay our case in Worcester, and simultaneously filed a Motion in Suffolk County (where another case v. POST is pending) requesting that both cases be joined and moved to Suffolk. Today we received notice that the court temporarily postponed this morning’s hearing and issued the following short briefing schedule:
- 6/03/22 – NEPBA to file its opposition to POST’s motion to stay;
- 6/10/22 – POST to file its opposition to NEPBA’s motion for injunction;
- 6/17/22 – New hearing date on plaintiff’s motion for injunction.
We will continue to provide updates on this important litigation spearheaded by NEPBA, Inc., NEPBA Local 911 and its president. To read our submissions and legal arguments, click below.