More state funds quietly budgeted to help cops sweat to health - 2009-04-05

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F0.png More state funds quietly budgeted to help cops sweat to health April 5, 2009, Nate Carlisle, Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Legislature continued funding a Scientology-based treatment for police officers exposed to methamphetamine, despite a state-funded study that was unable to find a connection between the drug and officers' illnesses.

As lawmakers were slashing funds for other state programs, they sidestepped public debate and appropriated $100,000 -- enough cash for about 20 police officers to undergo the regimen of exercise, sauna time and large doses of antioxidants.

The funding was added by Senate Republicans in the waning days of the session, with the backing of Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.


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