Yakima police probe leaves department short

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The internal investigation into an Aug. 3 police shooting in Yakima has left the department short.

A sergeant and three officers could be on administrative leave for months.

Police Chief Greg Copeland told KIMA (http://bit.ly/qJzRd9 ) he's had to reassign the "Pro-Act" team to the patrol division to make up for the absence.

The Pro-Act unit focuses on stopping thefts and break-ins. With those officers filling-in with the patrol division, there could be an increase in car prowls and burglaries in Yakima.

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Information from: KIMA-TV, http://www.kimatv.com/