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Disgraced police officers sometimes end up in other law enforcement jobs

Politicians aren't the only ones who get to go through the revolving door; in certain situations, police officers do too. When police officers are fired because they've engaged in brutality, dishonesty, or other misconduct, they may be shuttled into new law enforcement jobs which give them a similar level of authority in a different uniform.

Numerous reports reveal that some police officers charged with misconduct have simply made the jump to sheriff's departments, state police, or prisons. For example, in 2010, the L.A. Sheriff's Department hired 29 cops who had been dismissed or resigned from other police work over misconduct or other unsatisfactory performance. One admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 28. He still got the job.

Similar uniform switching has been documented in Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, Dallas, and Austin.