Mayor: Chicago gets 200 cops, needs 10,000

The two new classes will not be enough to keep pace with the natural rate of attrition

By Fran Spielman
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Hiring 200 more police officers next year may not be enough to keep pace with attrition, but it's the best City Hall can do and still keep its hands out of taxpayers' pockets, Mayor Daley said Tuesday.

"I need a thousand. Make it 10,000. I mean — everything is not enough. The Park District, the schools — even your family ... You don't have enough. But do taxpayers have enough money to pay more taxes?" Daley said.

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