For Many Cops, Arrest Is Not a Barrier to Law Enforcement Job

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Infractions that can disqualify barbers or child-care providers from state certification don’t necessarily bar officers from retaining jobs or getting new ones. The Wall Street Journal traced outcomes for nearly 3,500 cops whose arrests resulted in lost jobs, conviction or both. About 1,900 of them were not working in law enforcement in 2015 but had not been placed on any list of decertified officers. Almost 10 percent, 332 of the officers, remained in law enforcement.
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