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Federal audit questions how county, city police spent grant money

7:32 AM, May 6, 2013
The purchase of Tasers by the Brown County Sheriff's Department with grant money administered by Green Bay police drew the attention of federal auditors.
The purchase of Tasers by the Brown County Sheriff's Department with grant money administered by Green Bay police drew the attention of federal auditors.
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The Brown County Sheriff's Department and Green Bay police have changed the way they account for grant purchaes and related spending after a federal audit noted some concerns with a federal appropriation worth more than $475,000.

The October 2012 audit, conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, looked at spending by the departments from money the was part of of the 2009 Recovery Act, also known as the stimulus bill.

Green Bay police were awarded $477,188 to buy equipment and train officers on how to use it. The audit found that the department allowed the ...

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