01/14/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Possibility Of Shifting More Police Officers To High Crime Areas Sparks Debate

As city elections approach, Superintendent Jody Weis's proposal to shift more police officers to crime-ridden areas has reignited an intense debate among aldermen.

Black aldermen, many of whom represent high-crime wards, said the extra help was long overdue, while most white aldermen vowed to fight any plan to shift officers, fearing an uptick in crime in their communities.

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