Nine CLIP employees arrested

Nine city employees with the Community Life Improvement Program were arrested yesterday in connection with a year-long grand jury investigation.

The employees are charged with stealing from some homes they were clearing as part of their work with CLIP. AS CBS3 reported, among the stolen items were jewelry, furniture, money and firearms. Some of the firearms were sold illegally on the street, and one was found in the possession of a murder suspect.

Founded in 2002, CLIP is meant to improve quality of life and beautify neighborhoods.

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