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Chief: Discrepancy on officers' drinking a misunderstanding

Police investigating compliance of liquor laws are allowed to purchase and consume alcohol as part of their job


By Daniel Chacon
The Gazette

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A surveillance video that led to the dismissal of an alleged liquor code violation against Hooters also reveals that Colorado Springs police detectives were drinking alcohol despite assurances to a judge that they weren't.

Police Chief Richard Myers blamed the discrepancy on a misunderstanding.

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