Fired/Rehired: Documents behind the cases of reinstated police officers
For reporting on the Fired/Rehired series, reporters sent open records requests to the 55 municipal and county police departments that employ the most sworn officers, according to the latest employment data from the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Reporters requested the names of officers who were terminated and those who were reinstated after they contested their firings through arbitration or other appeals since 2006. Reporters used these documents to help report out the eight cases detailed in the article. Read: Police chiefs are often forced to put officers fired for misconduct back on the streets
SOURCE: Washington Post reporting. Published Aug. 3, 2017.