Police Training Company Deemed Unethical

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An opinion by the Memphis ethics office concludes city police officers violated ethical standards by starting a company to train undercover officers.
In the opinion released Oct. 24 by chief city ethics officer Monika Johnson, she stated the program should be terminated because it has the appearance of a conflict of interest, according to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/s84QmH).
The audit that led to the report is an outgrowth of an audit requested by Police Director Toney Armstrong, who took over the department in April.
Investigative Techniques Unlimited was created by MPD Sgt. Paul Sherman. The newspaper reported Sherman left the department on Thursday, taking a disability retirement that is effective Tuesday.
Johnson said officers employed by the company should either leave the department or not teach courses attended by city employees.

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