The sobering news includes the decision not to start a new class of more than 1,000 police cadets this January. The police department will go without those officers, and the next class will begin in July. It is an unusual decision for a mayor — during tough times in the early 1990s, both Mayor David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani delayed the start date of academy classes by a few months, but did not cancel them entirely.
Mayor Bloomberg to cut jobs; new cop class
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