Wednesday, June 20, 2012
New Report Links Police Layoffs to "Surge" of Murders in Stockton
A new report from Bloomberg Television explores the skyrocketing murder rate in Stockton, its link to the city's decision to lay off police officers, and the impact on families. The report explains Stockton "has seen a surge in murders in recent years as the number of police officers has declined" and an "emboldened criminal element" is taking advantage. The report reveals the number of police officers is down 26% from 2008 and the murder rate is on track to set a new record this year. Watch the full report here.