Police Cutbacks Could Leave Downtown Unguarded By Day


Perhaps you’ve heard the one about how these are dark times for Ohio’s public employees? Now Cleveland Police may be supplying a new punch line.

Eighty-one patrol officers were laid off this week, the indirect result of Governor John Kasich’s scalpel work with municipal budgets.

Insiders say top brass have yet to work out how the department will reorganize, but at least one proposal working through the ranks could seriously affect downtown businesses that don’t butter their bread by cover of night.

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