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by Peter Moskos

August 25, 2008

L.A. Police Shift Discipline Away From Automatic Punishments

I had no idea that any department could be so stupid to have a system of "automatic punishment."

"In a series of changes this year, direct supervisors are being encouraged to forgo suspensions of officers who they believe will change their behavior - or just made a one-time mistake - and instead opt for written warnings."

"Police officials believe the shift could turn around a department, forcing officers to think about their actions instead of automatically being suspended and often getting paid for those days by a union insurance policy."

You think?

The whole story is here.

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