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Police chief can't profit from 2002 sniper case

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An ethics panel says Police Chief Charles Moose cannot write a book or consult for a movie based on the hunt for the sniper suspects who terrorized the Washington area last year.

The Montgomery County Ethics Commission ruled Thursday that Moose may not undertake either project because he would be profiting from the prestige of his office.

The panel said earlier this month that Moose can keep his teaching job at Montgomery College because it complied with the ethics law, which limits how county employees can profit from their jobs. Moose, a daily fixture on national television during the string of shootings in October, can appeal the decision.