An officer can be temporarily reassigned as long as other officers normally would be treated the same and given such an assignment under similar circumstances. Thus, it may not be a violation of POBAR if an officer being investigated regarding a shooting were temporarily assigned to deskwork. However, if the officer can demonstrate that such treatment was abnormal for officers in similar circumstances, it may be a violation.
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