Jack Harris, the public safety manager in Phoenix, has been stripped of day-to-day control of the Police Department while an audit is being conducted to determine whether he inflated kidnapping statistics to win federal grant money, officials said on Thursday. The police reported more than 350 kidnappings in 2008 and said that almost all of them were linked to border violence, prompting some to label Phoenix the kidnapping capital of the United States. The actual number might have been closer to 250, officials said.Two hundred fifty is still a big number, but that's pretty shameless.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Today in Arizona Law Enforcement
From the New York Times: