Cleveland Mayor Considering One-Officer Patrols

Mayor Jackson Is Avoiding An Interview To Discuss Public Safety and Crime
Mayor Jackson Is Avoiding An Interview To Discuss Public Safety and Crime
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is considering having more police officers patrol alone to increase the number of police cars on city streets.

A spokesman for police Chief Michael McGrath says Cleveland's top cop is studying the idea.

Cleveland City Council members and residents have expressed concerns about crime in their neighborhoods.

The chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee says Cleveland police need to be more visible. But the president of the police union says he fears officers' lives could be jeopardized by additional single patrols.

Currently, two officers are assigned to 130 of the city's 191 patrol cars.