Protests Break Out After Cleveland Police Officer's Acquittal

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Mayor Frank Jackson has come under intense criticism from the police union on manpower issues.

The force currently has more than 100 officers, this is below the budgeted number of officers. Jackson blames a rash of 70 retirements.

“You need to have a constant flow of classes and new cadets coming in so that you can get ahead of those retiring,” Jackson said.

The mayor said it will take time, a class takes six months to train. His goal is not just to catch up with retirement, he wants to add about 90 officers.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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