Minneapolis to hire more police in the face of rising crime

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Faced with rising crime and a truncated police force, officials in Minneapolis, Minn., are looking to bring on additional law enforcement personnel to help protect the city’s residents and respond to escalating numbers of violent 911 calls. The added officers, which would come from the neighboring Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and the Metro Transit Police, would join the city’s Joint Enforcement Teams starting on Nov. 15 and continue through the end of the year. Should officials approve the proposal, the additional services would cost Minneapolis just under $497,000—an expenditure that be covered by the city’s contingency fund. Linea Palmisano, a Council Member in Minneapolis, told the Star Tribune that financial limitations might hamper the city’s efforts to man the police department going forward.

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