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McNamara on San Francisco police chief’s plan to hire civilian investigators

via KQED
Friday, July 30, 2010
Joseph McNamara
Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the San Francisco police chief’s endorsing a program to hire fifteen civilians to do police work. The new investigators would be trained to gather evidence and write reports on low-priority crimes (those in which no suspect is at the scene). McNamara talks about the benefits and drawbacks of the plan with two other experts on KQED news.