Police officers sued for enrolling kids in schools illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Attorney General is suing two D.C. police officers for more than $224,000 in back tuition penalties on charges they lied about where they live to send their children to public schools.

The lawsuit says Lt. Alan Hill and Sgt. Candace Hill used a false address to enroll their children in public schools near the police station in Cleveland Park where they worked. The suit says the scheme lasted 10 years. In 2013, D.C. Public Schools ordered the Hills to pull the children from the schools.

The suit says the Hills told DCPS they lived at a D.C. address where Hill had owned a property since 1996. They actually lived in Maryland and Virginia.

District law says non-residents can attend public schools, but they must pay annual tuition.

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