10/05/2011

LAPD: Realignment plan might mean crime spike

City officials say at least $20M needed to supervise parolees in LA

The Daily News of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles faces dire consequences — including delayed responses to 911 calls and an uptick in crime — unless the state provides millions of dollars to help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's prison and parolee realignment plan, city officials warned Monday.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief Charlie Beck said it will cost at least $20 million to $25 million to supervise some 4,200 parolees that are being released within city boundaries, plus additional funds to expand anti-gang programs.

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