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Posted: Apr 27, 2014 12:11 PM

Updated: Apr 27, 2014 12:11 PM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Police Department is adding oversight to its troubled training academy that is facing allegations of lower standards and possible racial bias.

The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1irzQ3J ) that a new chief deputy will take over at a time of a widening in-house investigation of the academy's procedures.

An internal affairs investigation is looking into why and how the scores of recruits were lowered. Police Chief David Brown has also suggested that the race played a role over a male recruit who allegedly was repeatedly allowed to take tests until he passed.

One top trainer at the academy was placed on administrative leave this week after a state audit found that a male recruit's test score had been intentionally lowered.

Topics: Troubled Police Training

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