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Officers object to jail policy

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By David Giuliani

The county jail requires that anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs get a medical clearance from the hospital before being locked up — even if a suspect had a couple of beers beforehand.

And the suspect must pick up the costs of an emergency room visit, even if the suspect is later found innocent, the jail’s warden said.

Both city and state police officials contend the policy is unnecessarily burdensome.


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