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Florida police officers face few penalties when they cause crashes

"An investigation by the Orlando Sentinel found that police cars in Florida are crashing at the astonishing rate of 20 a day, resulting, over a five-year period, in thousands of injuries and more than 100 deaths. The findings led to a three-part series, “Collision With the Law,” which began Sunday, Feb. 12."

"Rene Stutzman and Scott Powers used Florida crash data to identify more than 37,000 police car crashes from 2006-2010. The data, crash reports, traffic homicide files and interviews helped reveal officers were at least partly at fault a quarter of the time, but rarely faced tickets or prosecutions."

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