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Atlanta police want more cash and more officers

The Atlanta Police Department is asking for $235 million to be included in next year’s budget to combat rising crime, hire new cops, and stave off the exodus of officers fleeing for better-paying jobs in the suburbs.

https://www.axios.com/local/atlanta/2022/05/18/atlanta-police-budget-2023

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What’s in Atlanta’s new budget and how do you fit in?

Mayor Dickens has pledged to prioritize affordable housing, infrastructure and safety. Does the new budget line up with his claims?

This story is part of an #ATLBudget series, in partnership with local Atlanta newsrooms.

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