Phoenix Councilman charges that Matthew Whitaker plagiarized his Powerpoint slide presentation and now insists on being paid for it

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Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio is demanding that a plagiarizing Arizona State University professor return money the city paid him for material he submitted for an anti-bias training program for police.

DiCiccio says Matthew Whittaker's firm, The Whitaker Group, was paid $21,800 by the city after Whitaker sent invoices for the time it took him to prepare the material for mandatory classes to be taken by the Phoenix Police Department's roughly 3,000 officers.

Whitaker vigorously denied DiCiccio's accusations this afternoon. (See below.)

DiCiccio released a slide-by-slide comparison of a Powerpoint-style presentation that Whitaker prepared for the training, which DiCiccio says the history professor plagiarized from a Chicago Police Department cultural-training program. DiCiccio's office also released invoices and e-mails between Whitaker and city officials.

This is not the first plagiarism claim against Whitaker. ...

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