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Police in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration

• Associated Press

Arbitration, the appeals process used by most law enforcement agencies, contributes to officer misconduct, limits public oversight and dampens morale, said Stephen Rushin, a Loyola University Chicago law professor who last year published a study on arbitration in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

"Police arbitration on appeal is one of the single most important accountability issues in the country," he told The Associated Press. "You can't change an organization if you have to keep employing people that you know are going to do bad things."


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