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Police Break Policies, Audit Report Finds

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An audit (.pdf) that examined just a portion of purchases made by the LAPD in the 2007-2008 fiscal year found problem after problem in how business is done, finds the LA Times. Policies on spending, hiring and tracking how money is spent is supposed to protect taxpayer money, but the report found that the best deals were not sought, millions in receipts could not be located, among various other problems. “Policies were inconsistently followed, loosely enforced, and, in one instance, bypassed altogether,” the report said.

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