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FILE - A protester holds a sign calling for the defunding of police at a protest on July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland officials will reverse plans to cut police funding and seek to hire more officers as soon as possible, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, as a spate of gun violence and fatal shootings has left residents on edge. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, File)

Oakland mayor seeks to reverse plans to defund police

The mayor of Oakland, California is pushing to reverse plans to defund the police amid a spike violent crimes in the city. On Monday, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced she’s working to stop plans to divert funding from the police and is seeking to hire more officers.