- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - More than a dozen police officers in a Dallas suburb have been suspended for reporting traffic stops they never conducted.

Arlington police said in a statement Tuesday that 15 officers are on paid leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation that could last upward of two months.

Officials say the department conducts random reviews of officer activity in the field and supervisors identified several officers who claimed to have made traffic stops that actually never occurred.

Officers must submit traffic data as part of mandatory filings to prevent racial profiling.

Officials did not indicate why traffic reports were falsified.

Police Chief Will Johnson called the allegations “serious” and “not consistent with departmental expectations.”

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