Council members worried about exodus of police officers
[trib_ndn vid=24892926]SAN DIEGO — Four members of the City Council called Tuesday for a quick hearing on a $2 million budget item meant to recruit and retain San Diego police officers, a request that is likely to be granted.
Council members Kevin Faulconer, Mark Kersey, Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf held a news conference to urge the Budget Committee to hold a hearing next month on plans for the expenditure.
Todd Gloria, the council president and Budget Committee chairman, later agreed to the July meeting.
“I share my colleagues’ interest in developing a plan that actually addresses San Diego’s growing police retention challenges,” Gloria said.
The SDPD has been losing 10 officers a month to other agencies recently, according to the San Diego Police Officers Association. The police union says some of them are…
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