Oakland Plans to Lay Off 140 Officers

Mayor Ron Dellums will release a budget plan today that will call for laying off as many as 140 police officers this year if outside funding cannot be identified, the Tribune has learned.

Mayor Ron Dellums will release a budget plan today that will call for laying off as many as 140 police officers this year if outside funding cannot be identified, the Tribune has learned.

The potential cuts to police services are just one part of what will be a broad plan to fill a general fund deficit of at least $83 million, and the city could see sweeping layoffs, furloughs and deep cuts across all departments after the City Council adopts a new budget in June.

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