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Pugh wants 100 new patrol officers on Baltimore streets

Pugh wants 100 new patrol officers on Baltimore streets

To fill vacancies and fight surging violence, Mayor Catherine Pugh has authorized the hiring of 100 additional officers to patrol Baltimore's streets.

The decision comes after Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said earlier this month that he would reassign 100 of the department's officers to patrol duty amid charges from the police union that the city is "at great risk" because there are not enough officers to adequately cover patrol shifts.

"We're hiring," Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy said. "This is a priority for Mayor Pugh. She believes that there has to be a connection between the citizens of Baltimore and the police officers that are sworn to...

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