Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on her city’s policing plans, California violence

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined Inside California Politics this week to share her thoughts on her city’s plan to hire more police officers in Oakland, reversing plans to shift policing funds to prevention programs.

“We have to dramatically increase prevention and intervention. But it should not be at the expense of policing,” Schaaf said.

Schaaf also talked about the impact of violence felt by city leaders across California.

“The pain that we feel … to know that we have failed that family in keeping their loved one safe, it is devastating,” Schaaf said.

This segment aired on Inside California Politics on Dec. 12, 2021.

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