More Cops Walk U.S. Beats as Cities Emerge From Riots, Recession

New York Police Officers stand guard at a street near Ground Zero on July 4, 2015 in New York City.

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U.S. cities are hiring thousands of police officers as they recover from the recession that emaciated department ranks, putting more cops on neighborhood beats who could ease racial tensions between police and communities.

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