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

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Hundreds of police officers in America still have badges after being charged with crimes, The Wall Street Journal found after tracking outcomes of police-misconduct cases across every state. Infractions that can disqualify barbers, child-care providers and others needing state certification don’t necessarily bar officers from retaining jobs or getting new ones. In America’s patchwork system, most states let some . . .

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