Search Warrant Cops Not Fired After All

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Seven of the eleven Oakland police officers that the city planned to fire for falsifying search warrant affidavits are coming back to work, according to the Trib. City officials had said earlier this year that they were going to fire the cops, but changed their minds. The Trib story does not provide a specific reason for the turnaround. The city had appointed an outside hearing officer to look into the planned firing of the cops. The officers had lied on search warrant affidavits, swearing under oath that illegal drugs had been tested by the police department's crime lab when they had not. The falsifications resulted in charges being dropped against twelve defendants, while placing dozens of other cases in doubt.

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