Thursday, September 28, 2006

Herenton Asks for 650 More Cops and a Tax Increase

Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Mayor Willie Herenton says the city needs 650 more police officers and a 50-cent increase in the property tax to pay for them.

Herenton met with reporters Thursday to respond to an increase in violent crime in the Memphis area that he called “unacceptable.” He said it will take at least two years to hire and train the new officers, and he urged members of the Memphis City Council to support his request for a tax increase even though 2007 is an election year.

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