Chicago wants to drug test any officers involved in shootings
By Fran Spielman
The Chicago Sun-Times
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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.