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Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit
Baltimore Police fight release of secret pay audit

The Baltimore Police Department is fighting the release of a secret audit that found a number of officers had misrepresented their educational credentials and wrongly received pay benefits as a result, new court filings show. The audit was performed in April 2014 after an anonymous tip to Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts revealed that a high-ranking commander had used a bogus degree from a diploma mill to earn a pay bonus. The commander, Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite, resigned and was later criminally charged with theft. Since last year, police officials have declined to respond to questions from The Baltimore Sun about such a review, and would not confirm its existence. But in new court...