From the Oakland Tribune:

The city will hire back 10 of the 80 officers laid off in July, Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday. In the wake of some strong statements made by Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts last week in which he called on the city to better support its officers, Quan said she had taken an aggressive approach to finding room in the budget to bring back the laid off officers as well as improving the departments suite of patrol cars, radios and computers.

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