Dwindling police staffing as the city enters a potentially hot summer of crime is a key campaign issue. CT Post reporter Frank Juliano has more.
“Seven have retired this month, and I anticipate 10 more going next month,” said Sgt. Chuck Paris, the union president. “Those are just the ones we know about. Anyone can file paperwork today and be retired tomorrow.
“We have 379 (certified officers) right now, which is the lowest I remember it being since I came on in 1993,” Paris said. “Morale is low. This is the critical time; we’re always busier in summer.”
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