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City Council Considers Proposal To Rehire Retired Cops

(Portland, OR) -- Portland City Council is expected to consider a proposal from the Mayor this week to rehire police officers who are retired. The Portland Police Bureau is short more than 300 officers and this program would help to temporarily fill the gap until permanent officers are hired. Portland is experiencing a dramatic rise in gun violence with over a thousand shootings and a record number of homicides this year.

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