Sarasota News Leader

03/22/2013

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A RECOMMENDATION FOR CHANGES City Manager Tom Barwin congratulates Police Chief Bernadette DiPino after her swearing in in January. Photo courtesy City of Sarasota FORMER SARASOTA POLICE CHIEF JOHN LEWIS REPORTS HIS FINDINGS FROM INTERVIEWING OFFICERS, INCLUDING A YEARNING FOR MORE TRAINING By Stan Zimmerman City Editor Last November former Sarasota Police Chief ment agency in Florida and the southern John Lewis was asked United States,��� City to provide a ���compreManager Tom Barwin hensive report in 30 said in a press release Very little training has occurred days detailing what at the time. for the last two or three years. changes need to occur It took Lewis about at the SPD to make the John Lewis Former Police Chief twice as long as exdepartment the best City of Sarasota trained law enforcepected, but his 24-page

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