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Too smart to be a cop?


Prior to becoming a Denver DUI lawyer, I was a paramedic for 20 years.  I spent two years assigned to a SWAT team.  I met and became friends with lots of great police officers.  Now in my new career, I've met more great officers and some not so great ones.  Some are exceptionally well educated and trained and others...not so much.  During cross examination in DUI cases, I am often surprised at how poorly some officers remember their training and procedures for investigating DUI and other offenses.

As a society, we should want the best law enforcement officers we can get.  That is why I am shocked to learn of this suit in New London where the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court in allowing a police department to reject the hiring of a police officer...BECAUSE HIS IQ SCORE WAS TOO HIGH!