Lawrence police discipline 10 employees in 2013

Lawrence Police

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence Police Department says 23 complaints of misconduct were filed against its employees last year and 10 people received some kind of disciplinary action as a result.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/Nnn3Cd ) reports a dozen of the complaints came from within the department itself, eight of which resulted in sanctions.

The police department has issued annual reports since 2010 giving an account of how many complaints were received and how many were found to have a factual basis. The reports also provide limited information about the complaints.

The identities of employees who were investigated and action taken are not released because they are considered confidential personnel matters.

Four complaints leading to discipline were for actions that happened while the employee was off duty.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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