Southern Calif. police grapple with budget cuts


By Rebecca Kimitch
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

EL MONTE, Calif. — It has been more than a year since major cuts were made to the El Monte Police Department, yet crime so far this year is down 6 percent compared to last year.

But that statistic could be misleading, according to some inside the department. They say a backlog of cases has been piling up on detectives' desks for months, criminals are going unarrested, and officers are responding more slowly to non-emergencies. And it's all because of the cuts.

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