Wheeler hopes to rehire 100 recently retired officers

Mayor Ted Wheeler said he hopes to rehire 100 retired Portland Police Officers amid this record year for homicides.

Wheeler had several ideas to stem gun violence and said it’s his top priority. He talked about re-investing in Portland Police, with more accountability and oversight. He also said he wanted to see additional dollars directed to the bureau.

In a one-on-one interview with KOIN 6 News he said, “The overall strategy is the three R’s. It’s reform like the FIT. It’s about refocusing, we have a shortage of police.”

Read the full story from KOIN here.