12/07/2007

Chicago wants to drug test any officers involved in shootings

By Fran Spielman
The Chicago Sun-Times
Related: NYPD may change officer involved shooting policies

CHICAGO Under fire for the way police shootings are investigated, the Daley administration wants the right to test Chicago Police officers who discharge their weapons on duty or off for alcohol and drugs.

In the wake of barroom brawls involving off-duty officers, City Hall is also proposing random testing for alcohol as well as drugs; stepped-up drug testing that uses hair samples instead of just urine; testing for Ecstasy and steroids, and drug and alcohol testing of officers in specialized units.

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