The New York Times

January 13, 2003

Metro Briefing: New York


MANHATTAN: POLICE LAYOFFS OPPOSED Two members of the City Council who are former police officers warned yesterday that the city should not lay off police officers to balance its budget. The council members, Hiram Monserrate of Queens and James E. Davis of Brooklyn, both cautioned that laying off officers could imperil public safety. The Police Department, along with all other city agencies, is set to submit a proposal today to cut its budget, and city officials and police officials have said that layoffs may be needed.

Michael Cooper (NYT)