'Political policing' irks D.C. cops


John McArdle, ROLL CALL STAFF

Copyright 2006 Roll Call, Inc.

As an internal investigation conducted by the acting chief of the Capitol Police found that two police management officials improperly handled the department's investigation into a car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) last Thursday, national Fraternal Order of Police called the incident a symptom of a broader problem of "political policing" being encouraged by agency brass.

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