Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oakland Gets Money to Hire More Police

Oakland has topped the nation in a recent round of federal grant funding to hire more police officers. Federal and local officials gathered at the Oakland Federal Building to announce grants to hire 105 police officers and sheriffs in California, part of the federal “Community Oriented Policing Services, or “COPS” program. Four and a half million dollars will go to hire more officers in the Oakland, where lay-offs and retirements have shrunk the police department in recent years. Christopher Martinez reports from Oakland.