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by Peter Moskos

July 1, 2011

Police Lay Offs

I still find it a bit shocking that cities big and small are laying-off police officers. The latest is San Jose, which laid-off 66 police officers with the least seniority:
In addition to the cops let go, the city cut nearly 100 police positions left vacant by recent retirements and departures The police force shrunk from 1,271 to 1,106 officers, fewer cops than the city had two decades ago,http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif when San Jose had 200,000 fewer people. Police Chief Chris Moore called it "one of the saddest days I've had in my career."

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