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Calif. City Rejects Bid To Disband Department

August 09, 2012  | 

After listening to dozens of its residents lend support to the embattled Fullerton (Calif.) Police Department, the City Council voted 3-2 to reject a bid to start the process of disbanding the agency, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"You cannot replace people who have grown up here," said Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva to loud applause. "I completely support the Fullerton Police Department."

 

Council members Bruce Whitaker and Travis Kiger supported beginning a study that would evaluate the financial impact of disbanning the 104-year-old department and contracting with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services.

Related:

Calif. City Considers Dissolving Embattled Department

Tags: Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff, Fullerton (Calif.) PD, Disbanding Agencies


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michael @ 8/10/2012 2:11 AM

Well, the two Council members Mr.Whitaker and Mr.Kiger should be looking for ways to save more money and get more federal money for the city to cover budget problems and not to get rid of the Police Department. However, since this is their take on this issues to "start a study" etc.... these council members obviously don't listen to the citizens of Fullerton. The citizens gave overwhelming support for the city to keep their PD and rejected to disband it at the City Hall meeting. However, the two stupid council members are still not listing. When elected members don't listen to their citizens then you get them removed and replaced with someone that does.

Dan @ 8/10/2012 6:46 AM

It is usually those that are elected that get the government (city, county, whatever) in the financial trouble to begin with because of their financial mismanagement!

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