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Many officers look back on their time at the police academy with a sense of accomplishment and pride, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t hit some snags along the way
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The proposed change was prompted after an officer, now facing charges for an in-custody death, exhibited signs of a mental breakdown at the academy
Officer Ervin Karic was found dead in his vehicle near the academy; his death was not considered to be suspicious
It is unclear whether the unauthorized training exercise was punitive, but that will be a focus of the internal investigation
One recruit allegedly suffered blisters from being forced to bear crawl on hot asphalt
“In order to have a vigorous police force for a city our size, we need to accelerate future [NYPD] classes,” the group wrote
Alexa Jacobs, 27, was participating in a police academy exercise before she fell ill
An investigation concluded that two troopers had directed trainees to take part in the makeshift water ride
Over criticism from a police union, Providence PD says the three recruits are qualified with “the necessary skills”