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Mission takes off for new-look
At the annual conference of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) on November 25, 2005, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his intention to set up a Police Mission, which would give a new outlook and vision to the police. Twenty-two days before the next DGPs’ conference, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today launched National Police Mission as envisaged by the Prime Minister.

The first meeting of the empowered steering group, comprising senior policemen and representatives from academia and business, deliberated upon inputs received from the experts and ways to transform the po... Read more

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Special prosecutor asked to ta

A special prosecutor has been requested to handle a case involving a Fairview Heights police officer.

The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit began investigating the unidentified officer in connection with an alleged criminal action against a woman who works in the St. Clair County state's attorney's office.

State's Attorney Robert Haida said he asked that a prosecutor from the Appellate Prosecutor's Office handle the case because of the conflict of interest.

"An allegation of criminal conduct by another person was made by one of my employees," Haida said.

He declined to elaborate on the nature of the allegations.

The officer was placed on administrative leave with pay while the Public Integrity Unit investigated, said Fairview Heights Police Chief Ed Delmore. He declined to elaborate.

No information was released about the victim.

The Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's office routinely handles appeals of cases for local prosecutors and steps in when local prosecutors have conflicts of interest in cases. Counties pay the Appellate Prosecutor's Office an annual fee of $30,000 for such services.

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