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Illinois Audit: Police Training Money Misspent

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A state audit has found that money intended to train police officers and coroners in Illinois was misspent on food and rooms at seminars. 

The report by Auditor General William Holland released Tuesday also found that the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board did not keep adequate records showing who was trained with $1.6 million since 2010. 

Kevin McClain is executive director of the board. He says he is making changes to "do things correctly." 

The money comes from a $2 surcharge for obtaining a death certificate. The board may use a quarter of that money to train police homicide detectives and coroners.  But in one example, the audit found a $30,000 training in May 2011 included $18,000 for room rental - prohibited by board guidelines. 

 

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