De Blasio Prodded to Hire 1,000 Police Officers by New York City Council

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a press conference announcing federal funding for Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts on March 31, 2015 in New York City.

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Leading members of the New York City Council say they will call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to revise his budget for the next fiscal year to include hiring an additional 1,000 police officers, an increase of 2.8 percent.

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