MIAMI
05/21/2012 09:24 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2012

Miami Facing Police Shortage, As Cops Retire And Hiring Drags On

The Miami Police Department is short 84 officers -- and city officials worry the gap will soon get worse.

The lack of officers has nothing to do with budgetary constraints or too few qualified applicants, Chief Manuel Orosa said. Instead, Orosa blames outdated hiring practices and administrative hiccups.

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