Police hiring standards: Raise them or lower them?

Tom Rataj
January 16, 2017
Just last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested that new police recruit candidates with minor drug and criminal offenses be considered to become Chicago Police officers, in an effort to attract minorities. 

Rham Emanuel — alongside three powerful Chicago politicians — are raising the issue of lowering standards in response to recommendations made in the Obama administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement report, released by the U.S. Department of Justice Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in October of this year.


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