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At least 85,000 police officers have been investigated for misconduct across the country over the last ten years but only 30,000 have been de-certified, startling new records show.
According to data compiled by USA Today, there have been more than 200,000 separate misconduct investigations launched into law enforcement officials since 2009.
Offense - Force - Probes - Crimes - Cases
The most common offense is excessive force which was to blame for 22,924 of the probes, but other alleged crimes were prevalent including 3,145 alleged cases of rape, child molestation or other sexual crimes and 2,307 alleged cases of domestic abuse.
Of the 85,000 who were investigated, at least 30,000 were de-certified.
Numbers - Percent - Nation - Law - Enforcement
While the numbers may seem high, they reflect less than 10 percent of the nation's law enforcement.
Of the 85,000 investigations, there were nearly 2,500 cops who were investigated on 10 or more charges and 20 faced more than 100 allegations but were allowed to keep their badges for years.
Georgia - Florida - Number - Officials - Figures
Georgia and Florida de-certified the highest number of officials but exact figures have not yet been released.
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