Calif. PD facing layoffs of 150 officers
Oakland had the sixth-highest violent crime rate in the country in 2009 and the highest in California, according to preliminary FBI statistics
By Matthai Kuruvila
Oakland police union leaders ramped up their public-relations war with the city Monday over the possible layoffs of 150 officers, gathering at the site of a recent street shooting to warn that crime could become epidemic if the cuts go through....
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