Los Angeles is a big winner in the federal government's latest grants to help hire local police officers. The LAPD has won a $18-million grant to hire 240 officers over three years, the Los Angeles Times reports. The cash-strapped city must come up with $31.8 million in matching funds. Officials said they want to accept the federal grant, but are unsure how to pay for it. "This is good news," said Police Chief William Bratton . . .
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