Mayor to propose spending more than $3 million to rehire 25 retired Portland police officers, buy body-worn cameras

Mayor Ted Wheeler is expected to seek about $400,000 next month to hire back 25 recent police retirees to fill some vacancies and more than $2 million to buy body-worn cameras.

The proposals will go before the City Council for a vote in late November as part of the fall budget adjustment process.

The city budget office has estimated council members have an extra $62 million to spend from a surplus to the city’s general fund, though current city rules say half must be set aside for capital projects.

Read the full article from Oregon Live here.