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Listen: Discussion on poaching of Detroit police who received free training

Detroit has a problem: It's spending millions of dollars training police officers, only to watch them join other police forces soon after graduating from the policy academy.

In the past few years, nearly a quarter of cadets have left Detroit after just three years.

Bridge reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey this month wrote about a bill in Lansing that would allow Detroit,  and other police departments, to recoup training money of those officers. This week, she discussed the story with WDET Detroit's Public Radio.

Original story: Facing police shortage, Detroit seeks to stop new cops from jumping ship

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