Police Shootings, Bounty?

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 7:56 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 23, 2012 7:56 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: bounty, police shootings, Albuqueque, New Mexico, police union

The mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico called for the halt to a police union practice of giving cash to officers involved in shootings. Mayor Richard Berry says he was shocked to learn of the practice. The father of one victim killed by officers called the practice a bounty. The union paid officers involved in 20 fatal police shootings $300 to $500 each over the past two years to help them leave town and decompress. The police union agreed to hold an emergency board meeting to talk about the practice. It was uncovered after police fatally shot two men in three days.

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