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FOP Attorneys Attack Charges Against Officer In Opening Statement

How is it that an officer can win a departmental commendation as well as the praise of all his supervisors and co-workers for his actions in a shooting, then be stripped and potentially fired for the same event?  How can this officer be awarded the medal of valor from another incident, then have that very same incident brought up in an investigation against him?

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City Reform Deal Way Off The Mark

The program holds some elements that the FOP would clearly approve, like more equipment and more Field Training Officers. But these are incidental. They could be arrived at through negotiations. The other elements of the program are a collection of measures couched in academic and police accountability rhetoric that will inevitably result in more frivolous lawsuits against the police, good cops being fired and officers feeling less support to do their jobs.

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