05/20/2010

Oakland, Calif. may cut almost 200 cops

Police layoffs would be inevitable if police and fire unions don't give concessions, which city officials are in the midst of negotiating

By Matthai Kuruvila
The San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. Oakland is considering mass layoffs of city workers to close a $42 million deficit, drastic cuts that could include nearly 200 police officers by July 1, city officials said Wednesday.

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