Federal grant will pay for 25 Calif. officers
Despite the grant, Oakland will continue losing officers this year through attrition
By Matthai Kuruvila
The San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Oakland a $10.7 million grant that will enable the city to hire 25 police officers for three years, bolstering a force that was stripped of dozens of officers last year because of budget cuts.
Oakland was one of 238 cities to win a Justice Department grant after Police Chief Anthony Batts proposed using the funds to hire officers to work on youth violence, human trafficking and juvenile delinquency around four middle schools.
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