CPD CUTS Mayor Jones Says 10 Empty CPD Positions To Be Cut From Budget
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Feb. 2, 2012 11:18 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 3, 2012 12:10 PM EST
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Another financial cut back was announced Thursday by Charleston Mayor Danny Jones.
Jones says ten unfilled Charleston Police positions will be cut, if city council approves. Jones says there are currently 163 officers on the payroll, with 11 unfilled spots. He says ten of those will not be filled and taken out of the budget.
Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster tells Eyewitness News that he can always do more with more, but says the cut back will not affect Charleston citizen's safety, and no officers will be losing their jobs or taken off the streets.
Jones says the issue comes down to the city being able to afford paying police and fire pensions.
Council is expected to vote on the cuts at Monday's meeting.
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