POLICE PROGRAM: New Effort To Identify Issues

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The Des Moines Police Department is creating a new warning system to help them catch struggling officers before problems escalate.

The move comes after weeks of investigating Brandon Singleton. Chief Judy Bradshaw fired him Wednesday.

Singleton was arrested and charged with hit and run and several drug offenses. Police say on April 24th he hit a parked car with his police vehicle then drove off. Officers later found drugs inside Singleton’s car.

The new warning system is still a few weeks from being implemented. It will be based in the Office of Professional Standards. That office will look at several identifying factors in hopes of catching problems. That includes traffic incidents, citizen complaints and leave time.

If the office sees any red flags it will notify the chief of police and offer a recommendation.

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