The Nation: The God Squad

Police scandals have erupted lately in many cities, including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Indianapolis and Houston. What can a beleaguered mayor do about it? In Cleveland, where various police have stood accused of protecting pimps, accepting payoffs to influence court cases and operating burglary rings, Mayor Ralph J. Perk is attacking corruption from the highest ground. Two weeks ago he picked a panel of five clergymen to investigate the charges. It was a beautifully balanced ticket: two Roman Catholic priests, one Baptist minister who is a black, one Hungarian Reformed Protestant minister and...

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