Police Departments Modernize, Relax Hiring Rules

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Becoming a police officer has long depended on having the right answers to questions like are you cleanshaven and tattoo-free? What’s your credit score? What about marijuana — ever inhaled?, reports the New York Times. With killings by officers forcing a public reckoning, major police departments are struggling to fill thousands of openings: 1,000 in Chicago, nearly 300 in Phoenix . . .

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