In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school's quad in Davis, Calif. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Wayne Tilcock, File)

Administrative Leave Practices Can Hit Taxpayers Hard

(MintPress) — It’s an expensive way to say innocent until proven guilty. And it often comes at the expense of taxpayers, which makes administrative leave for public servants a contentious issue. Recently, a St. Paul, Minn. police officer was placed on administrative leave so an investigation could be conducted on an incident which captured St. Paul Police […]