But much of the onus on the cops' rate of departure
is being blamed on morale, stung repeatedly by scandals from Rodney King to Rampart.
They are claiming that there was a vast increase in the rate of departures
when in fact, the Sentencing Commission did a report that showed that over 40 percent of departures that took place in the most recent fiscal year  were on the basis of requests from the Justice Department.
All organisations expect the rate of departures
to either remain at current levels or even decrease further in the coming year.
In 2000, Senator Thurmond held hearings on the increasing rate of departures
BT has already axed more than 100,000 jobs since privatisation but the rate of departures