D.C. Mayor Wants More Officers; Chief Cites Abuse

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony A. Williams is seeking public support for a plan to add millions of dollars and 175 officers to his police department in a time of tight budgets, the Washington Post reports. Williams made a campaign-style neighborhood appearance yesterday to plug for his proposal. Williams wants to boost the force to 3,800 from 3,625. It would be the highest level in at least five years. At a budget hearing tomorrow, the Williams administration will seek $11.6 million to pay new officers. Kathy Patterson, chair of the City Council's Judiciary Committee . . .

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