Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of
Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police
Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's
up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.