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GROUP BLOG: 10 million reasons for taking a well-reasoned approach to criminal screening policies

How much is a second chance worth?

$10 million?

Sixty cities and counties and twelve states currently comprise the growing “ban the box” movement in which criminal history inquiries have been removed from job applications. However, the movement may soon be tested by an incident in Alexandria, Virginia in which Officer Peter Laboy was shot by taxi driver Kashif Bashir while attempting a routine traffic stop. Officer Laboy filed a lawsuit alleging negligent hiring and negligent entrustment by the Alexandria Yellow Cab Company to the tune of $10 million in damages.

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