3 More El Paso Officers Resign Amid Investigation

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Three more El Paso police officers have resigned amid a U.S. Department of Transportation investigation into the use of federal grants to enforce traffic violations and detect drunken drivers.

El Paso officials said Tuesday a total of eight police officers have now resigned amid the investigation. Five officers resigned last month.

The Transportation Department is investigating the use of money given for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program and Impaired Driver Mobilization programs.

Last year, some of the grants for the Fort Worth Police Department were cut after a similar investigation. Officers had been paid overtime, some of it through STEP, by giving tickets during their normal duty hours but writing later times on them to appear as if they were working longer hours.