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Columbus City Council amends budget to not include pause on police recruitment

Columbus City Council amends budget to not include pause on police recruitment
City Council President Shannon Hardin was initially looking at pausing police recruitment until the results of a hiring audit came back.

City Council President Shannon Hardin was initially looking at pausing police recruitment until the results of a hiring audit came back.COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Monday, Columbus City Council amended its budget to not include a pause on police recruitment.City Council President Shannon Hardin was initially looking at pausing police recruitment until the results of a hiring audit came back.If City Council didn't have enough votes, he says it would have delayed the entire budget for a month.

She said it is set to be 25% Black, with 23 Black men and 3 Black women.“Instead of continuing to do things as we've always done them, let's take a pause and understand this audit and understand how to do better because we know better,” said Councilmember Elizabeth Brown.

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