Barrett: Milwaukee could lose 84 police officers due to budget shortfall

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"I do not want to have fewer police officers in this city," Barrett said Friday in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. "I'm trying to do everything I can to find a way to avoid this."  Barrett also warned that Milwaukee may be forced to eliminate 75 firefighter positions, six public health nurses and 10 code inspector jobs — and close two libraries — in the 2018 budget. "I view all of this in the context of public safety and, actually, crime prevention in many respects," Barrett said.

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