Oakland Lays Off 80 Cops

The Oakland City Council voted 5-3 last night to lay off eighty police officers as part of $31 million in budget cuts. However, council members said that they could still reverse their lay-off decision if the police union agrees to begin contributing to its pension plan like other city employee unions. City leaders are scheduled to return to the bargaining table with the police union on Sunday and Monday.

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