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The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. Is Hiring Cops With Shady Pasts

• by Radley Balko (Huffington Post)
..... Of the 280 new hires in 2010 at the department, the paper found that: 

-- 188 Were rejected for jobs at law enforcement agencies before being hired by the Sheriff's Department.

-- 97 showed evidence of dishonesty.

-- 92 were disciplined previously by other police agencies for significant misconduct on duty.

-- 29 were fired or pressured to resign from a previous law enforcement job.

-- 15 were flagged by background investigators for trying to manipulate the results of a polygraph exam. ...


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