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Police At Gathering Asked To Behave

Sat., May 11, 1996

Police Chief Larry Soulsby has one piece of advice for his law enforcement colleagues who come to the nation’s capital for National Police Week activities - behave yourselves.

Soulsby said Friday that his department won’t tolerate the “hooliganism” in which some officers were involved during last year’s gathering, meant as an occasion to remember slain colleagues.

Last year, officers from New York City set off fire alarms at their hotel, forcing the pre-dawn evacuation of hundreds of guests. A hotel employee said a group of about 20 officers staying there shed their clothing, poured beer on the center strip of the lobby escalator and took turns sliding down.

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