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Saturday, January 5, 2008

[OH] City Manager asks - Do they keep their jobs, no matter what?

"...Is it a retraining issue? Is it a lack of ethical standards? Is it poor supervision? Is it a climate that you can keep your job no matter what you do?"
City memo slams police, fire
By Jane Prendergast Jprendergast@Enquirer.Com
January 4, 2008
Cincinnati's city manager has demanded to know if there is a "lack of control" in the city's police and fire departments. In a memo to police and fire chiefs obtained today by The Enquirer, Dohoney asked them to study recent criminal offenses committed by officers and firefighters to help him decide what can be done to curb arrests and conduct violations among people he emphasizes need to earn the public's trust. "As these instances continue to occur it would not be a stretch to question if we have a problem here with lack of control," he wrote in the Dec. 27 memo. "It is incumbent upon me to ask why that is the case. Is it a retraining issue? Is it a lack of ethical standards? Is it poor supervision? Is it a climate that you can keep your job no matter what you do?" He directed the chiefs to research all offenses over the last three years that resulted in substantial suspensions or dismissals before meeting with him by the end of February. The memo, dated Dec. 27, did not list the officers and firefighters who have recently faced arrest and/or discipline...
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