Fairfax Police Fear Losing Public Trust: Arrests of Cops in Bank Robbery, Theft Cases Put Department on Defensive
Lacharite, Gretchen, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
When Fairfax County police arrested Jeffrey R. Hand last week, they were making history - but not the kind they want remembered in the record books.
Officer Hand, a 23-year veteran officer who could have retired three years ago, was accused of walking into a Burke bank on May 22 with a mask and a shotgun and demanding money. His arrest made him the first officer in recent memory to be charged with a violent crime.
But he is not the only county officer to find himself on the wrong side of the law lately.
Just five weeks before Officer Hand's arrest, Detective Michael D. Kerns was convicted of malfeasance after investigators found property recovered in …
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Publication information: Article title: Fairfax Police Fear Losing Public Trust: Arrests of Cops in Bank Robbery, Theft Cases Put Department on Defensive. Contributors: Lacharite, Gretchen - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 8, 1997. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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