Police Required to Rehire 17 Fired Officers

17 officers fired from the Metropolitan Police Department for misconduct were rehired by the department, because of bureaucratic failures within the internal affairs department. They missed a deadline or two, and as a result, arbitrators and the courts have forced Chief Lanier to rehire 17 officers not fit for duty. They were fired initially for reasons including lying about their hours, and accessing private citizens’ information and making it public with suggestions to investigate the individuals, on internet sites not associated with the police department.

Wait. We’re rehiring 17 bad cops because the department can’t get their shit together to file some papers? Epic fail, Chief Lanier. Epic fail.

1 Comment so far

  1. dailybriefing on May 21st, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

    this isn’t on lanier. it occurred under ramsey’s watch although asst chief newsham’s been the rat squad chief for several years…

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