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“Oakland needs more police” and “the rhetoric of funding” makes it harder to do, “We need state and federal resources”

During the Monday broadcast of “OutFront” on CNN, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) said the city “needs more police officers” and that “the rhetoric of funding calls into question our ability to attract and retain recruits “. Schaaf also called for state and federal government resources to stop the coordinated efforts of criminal groups.

Schaaf said, “Oakland needs more police. We have been affected by the staff reductions. COVID has disrupted our recruiting and training processes, and funding rhetoric calls into question our ability to attract and retain recruits. And we know it’s not unique to Oakland.

She later added, “We are looking at the disruption of our entire criminal justice system, the justice system, the impacts of new bail policies. Everything is on the table as we examine a comprehensive approach to turn the tide of this outbreak of violence. No one is absent to be part of the solution, and we need to have better coordination. I mean, you talked about the coordinated impacts of these criminal trailers. We need state and federal resources to halt these efforts. God knows they are coordinated. We also need to be coordinated. “

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