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City officials plan to dole out millions to police officers who’ve long complained about their paltry paychecks. They might get the most bang for their bucks if they give a big chunk of the money to veteran officers who are easy targets to get hired away by the Sheriff’s Department.

Few details have come out about the federal review of the San Diego Police Department. One thing we do know: The group conducting it knows the city’s former police chiefs very well.