CHICAGO
08/31/2011 04:02 pm ET Updated Oct 31, 2011

Mayor Vows Police Budget Cuts Won't Impact Number Of Beat Cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Wednesday to slash $190 million from the Chicago Police Department's $1.3 billion budget without impacting "the amount of officers on the street."

Despite repeated questions, Emanuel pointedly refused to say whether he would eliminate 1,400 police vacancies to achieve $93 million of the savings, as Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has suggested.

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