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Consulting firm wins $98,000 contract to review NC Highway Patrol


RALEIGH (AP) -- A consulting company has been hired to conduct an in-depth review of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

International consulting firm Kroll Inc. won a $98,000 contract to evaluate the agency's hiring, training and promoting policies. The selection was announced Tuesday.

Governor Mike Easley ordered the review after several troopers resigned or were fired for misconduct during a two-month period.

Kroll has conducted similar reviews for the Los Angeles and Detroit police departments, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and other agencies.

North Carolina public safety officials said an outside agency was necessary to ensure an independent review.

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