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The department said its vice unit mostly focuses on human trafficking investigations rather than lewd conduct stings, and does not engage in biased policing. Several officers who testified at an evidentiary hearing this month all said they had arrested only male suspects for lewd conduct while working as vice officers, the judge said.
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