MIT Officers Suspended for Trashing Student Newspapers

Tuesday's issue featured a story about a fellow officer's drug trafficking arrest.

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Two MIT police officers have been suspended without pay after they admitted to trashing hundreds of copies of the student newspaper, the Boston Globe reports. Last Tuesday's issue of the Tech had a front-page story about another officer's recent drug trafficking arrest. The story featured a large mug shot of the officer, who is accused of distributing prescription painkillers.

About 400 copies of the twice-weekly paper were recovered from a handful of recycling bins around campus. "They put it in paper recycling," said the Tech's executive editor. "They were kind. It seems pretty polite."