By Matthai Kuruvila
The San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland is hiring back 32 of the police officers it laid off last year, officials said Thursday, bolstering a force that is still trying to adapt to the loss of nearly 200 beat cops and inspectors over three years.
The department now has 659 officers, including 27 rehired officers who just started retraining and will be on patrol by Aug. 16. The other five officers will be brought on by December.
Oakland police to restore 32 officers to ranks