GREENSBORO, N.C. — After voting without comment to put forth a $135 million bond referendum, the City Council hit a 65-minute unexpected snag Wednesday on spending $1.1 million for extra police cars.
Council ultimately voted unanimously to begin a program that would allow officers to take their patrol cars home with them. But all nine council members weighed in, some repeatedly, on the issue during the long discussion.
Police Chief Brian James said that such a program would increase police visibility in the community and increase the department’s “competitive edge” in recruiting new officers.
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