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