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Mass. officers caught lying on duty will be fired

Editor's Note: “Ethical behavior,” writes PoliceOne Guest Contributor Dr. Bruce Bayley, “is the foundation of any professional organization and as such, should be a recurring theme in every departmental training program.” PoliceOne will be attending the IACP session entitled “The Lying Police Officer; Is Any Deception Acceptable?” next week and we’d like to tell the presenters what our Members think about this question. Add your comments below or send us an e-mail.

By Jessica Fargen and Peter Gelzinis
Boston Herald

BOSTON — Vowing to bolster his department’s legitimacy in the eyes of the public, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis is finalizing a new policy that allows him to fire any cop caught lying in the line of duty.

“This is a no-brainer - everybody understands truthfulness is fundamental to being a police officer,” Davis told the Herald in an interview Friday.

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