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Police training class laid out in Gang Strike Force settlement still in the works 6 years later


Six years after the scandal-ridden Metro Gang Strike Force settled a $3 million class-action lawsuit, a key requirement of that agreement has yet to be realized.

The settlement called for creation of a training course for law enforcement to address such issues as civil rights, racial and ethnic sensitivity and seizure procedures so the misbehavior of the now-defunct unit would not be repeated.

A panel was created in 2013 to develop the course. But three years later, there is still no program and the nature of the proposed educational training has been altered. More than $214,000 has been spent on the project so far, about half of it for an executive director who retired last September.


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