A Real Number?
Discounting O'Keefe's numbers manipulation, here's something closer to the truth:
- Weis said there were 995 officers at the Taste, about 400 more than last year. But, he also acknowledged a citywide manpower shortage of about 1,400 out of 13,500 officers—a result of attrition, medical leaves and budget limitations.
He talked about creating a medical-integrity unit to verify leave claims are valid—a move promised by his predecessor—but said budget constraints have prevented him from taking that step.
That 1,400 number still doesn't take into account the double counting going on at the District level where people are counted in their Unit of Assignment (UoA) and then counted again in their Unit of Detail (UoD). But we're getting closer to explaining why half the cars on any given midnight are running as 99 units.
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