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OLYMPIA, WASH--The head of the Washington State Patrol's training academy, Captain Fred Fakkema, was demoted to lieutenant for excessive personal use of his state-issued cell phone. Patrol Chief John Batiste (bah-TEEST') says he failed to exercise good judgment. This is reportedly the first time the Batiste has used his authority to directly reduce the rank of an officer.
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