City council has voted to increase next year’s police budget by $20.8 million.
The police service requested the additional cash to allow for the hiring of 55 more officers and staff.
It also wants to acquire body-worn cameras for its front-line officers.
Coun. George Chahal voted against the additional cash, saying he wants police to find more savings — just like other city departments.
“Well, I think they have quite a large budget. And I would have hoped, as other business units have gone on a zero based review and found significant savings, that they would have done the same, and done
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