Kansas cracks down on misbehaving cops

The number of law enforcement officers in Kansas whose licenses are revoked each year has more than quadrupled since 2011, the result of a little-known agency that is empowered to crack down on misbehavior.

The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, an independent agency often referred to as the Kansas CPOST, has increased the number of actions it takes from about eight a year to about 35 a year.

Problems include law enforcement officers who assaulted ex-wives, took advantage of children, showed up to work drunk, lied about internal investigations, committed road rage violence, stole confiscated money or were convicted of homicide and arson.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)