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Former Va. Chief Was Briefed On Recruit's Death, Acting Chief Says

April 07, 2011  | 


Acting Norfolk, Va., Police Chief Sharon Chamberlin spoke out about the death of recruit John Kohn, saying former Chief Bruce Marquis was fully briefed about the incident, reports WTKR-TV.com.

Marquis, who retired in late February, initially didn't mention the head blows recieved by Kohn, and later said, "I think someone on my staff … should have advised me more thoroughly than I was."

Videos surfaced showing Kohn doing ground fighting training 11 minutes after a collision with another recruit. The video showed Kohn on his back, taking blows to the head from an instructor who was wearing boxing gloves.

Tags: Norfolk (Va.) PD, Police Chiefs


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Leila @ 4/7/2011 10:50 AM

I believe sometimes the training is too rough, and this guy should be charged. Police officers are wonderful, but when something like this happens it makes the whole department look bad.

Michael @ 4/9/2011 1:32 PM

It seems alittle much, some of these instructors go to far in training. It seems like they want to show how bad they think they are. The dept. should have be monitoring this training and stepped in when it was getting out of control. This should have never happen!

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