National Database of Troubled Police Officers Needed, Expert Says

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Some experts say thousands of law enforcement officers have drifted from police department to police department after having been fired, forced to resign, or convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports. There is no comprehensive, national system for weeding out problem officers. If there were, such hires would not happen, criminologists and law enforcement officials say. Some officers, hired with only the most perfunctory of background examinations and without even having their fingerprints checked, often end up in . . .

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