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Week-436-May-06-2009

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Week 436
May 6, 2009

Editor's Note:

In today’s news, two officers have been indicted on multiple charges and their department has been stripped of arrest and investigative duties. Details are still emerging about this unique case where harsh disciplinary action has been taken against an entire police department for the alleged offenses of a few officers.

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— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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