Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

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Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi a a reporting reporting open open California's California's mayor mayor seeks seeks to to reverse reverse police police cuts cuts amid amid a a crime crime spike spike Oakland Oakland California California mayor mayor Libby Libby Schaaf Schaaf said said Monday Monday she'll she'll push push to to reverse reverse planned planned cuts cuts to to the the city's city's police police department department as as homicides homicides and and other other violent violent spike spike in in the the city city shops shops announcement announcement came came after after a a weekend weekend that that saw saw three three people people killed killed raising raising to to one one hundred hundred twenty twenty seven seven the the number number of of homicides homicides in in Oakland Oakland so so far far this this year year in in the the wake wake of of the the police police killing killing of of George George Floyd Floyd in in Minneapolis Minneapolis the the progress progress of of Oakland Oakland city city council council voted voted in in June June to to cut cut eighteen eighteen million million dollars dollars from from the the police police department department and and shift shift money money to to programs programs designed designed to to prevent prevent street street crime crime and and address address homelessness homelessness other other liberal liberal cities cities that that joined joined to to the the dhi dhi fond fond of of the the police police movement movement are are also also having having second second thoughts thoughts earlier earlier this this month month the the city city council council in in Portland Portland Oregon Oregon unanimously unanimously passed passed a a fall fall budget budget that that included included increasing increasing the the police police budget budget by by five five point point two two million million dollars dollars hi hi Mike Mike Rossio Rossio

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