Alcohol-related arrests of off duty LEOs a growing problem




April 17, 2009

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Alcohol-related arrests of off duty LEOs a growing problem
Alcohol-related arrests of off duty LEOs a growing problem There has been a dramatic increase in the number of police officers arrested for alcohol-related offenses in recent years, suggesting a growing drinking problem among LEOs. According to a watchdog report about L.A. County sheriff's deputies, alcohol-related arrests have nearly tripled in the department since 2004. The majority of those arrests involved employees driving off-duty while under the influence of alcohol, according to the report. In many cases, drunk deputies were carrying firearms at the time of their arrests.

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