Police: Many kidnapping reports were poorly chosen
Published: March 31, 2011 at 8:55 am
Phoenix police say that many of the departmental reports originally submitted to the federal government for grant money to fight border related crimes like kidnappings and home invasions were poorly chosen.
Police officials told the department’s Professional Standards Bureau Wednesday other reports that should have been submitted likely will make the case the grant money was deserved.
A lieutenant assigned to the standard’s bureau says that of the more than 350 reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice to represent a problem with border-related kidnappings and home invasions, 222 met the criteria for a kidnapping and 136 did not.
The Arizona Republic reports only 117 met both the kidnapping and border-related criteria.
Phoenix police applied for the $1.7 million federal grant based upon 2008 crime numbers.
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