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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 10:56 AM

47 California deputies who failed psychological tests stripped of guns

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has stripped 47 deputies – 10% of the force – of their guns and arrest powers because they failed psychological exams in the wake of a fatal double shooting allegedly committed by a former deputy.

It was “horrible’’ to have to relieve the deputies of their duties, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Ray Kelly told KTVU-TV.

The station obtained a copy of a letter notifying the deputies of their change of status last Friday. The deputies will still receive their pay and benefits.

The move came after the Sheriff’s Office conducted an internal audit of deputies’ psychological examinations from January 2016 to the present.

The letter from Sheriff Gregory Ahern notified a deputy – whose name was blacked out in the copy – that the deputy had been graded “D. Not Suited” in a psychological evaluation and under state law couldn’t serve as a peace officer.

The letter said the Sheriff’s Office had previously been operating under incorrect advice received several years ago from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, which said it could hire candidates who received such a rating.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/09/27/california-deputies-suspended-psychological-exams/10443703002/

Need to do this more places, and it should be done on an ongoing basis.

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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 10:59 AM

1. Should be done prior to becoming a police officer, and at regular intervals thereafter.

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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 11:14 AM

2. We need a nationwide culling of law enforcement & military, & then a more strenuous vetting process.

I was pulled over by a traffic cop for an expired registration tag, & he was angry & pissed off before he even approached my car. He was belligerent & looking for a fight, but this senior white woman just kept her mouth shut, responding only when asked a question.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 03:25 PM

3. geez. this is quite remarkable.

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