Arresting Trend: Economic Woes Hit Cops

Across the country, the money crunch has gotten so severe that police departments, which are usually the last targeted for budget cuts, have started to feel the economic hard times. The results of a survey of 233 major police and sheriff's departments released to ABC News show that cities are resorting to law enforcement hiring freezes, potential layoffs and overtime cuts as means to push back against budget crises. With tax dollars drying up from a devastated auto industry, city officials in...Full Story
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