#30: Gypsy Cops: How Bad Officers Stay Ahead of the Law


When police officers get in trouble, we think their law enforcement careers end. But some resign before they’re canned and move on to serve – creating new and bigger problems – in other police departments. Is this legal? What about background checks? Does anyone track this?

Professor Roger Goldman of St. Louis University has been the top expert on the issue for years. Goldman tells us about police licensing and gives us his ideas for a national database to stop this problem.

Read more on the crux of the issue, and where castout officers often land.