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APD: More Than 30 Arrests In Downtown Drug Bust

Updated: Monday, September 9 2013, 08:47 AM CDT
Later Monday morning, Austin police are hoping to get the green light for more officers. They're looking to add nearly 50 more officers with the help of the city's budget. Leaders say a recent drug bust sting downtown is a prime example of why they need more officers.

Monday morning, the results are in: 40 felony drug charges against 33 suspects from early July to early September.

Later Monday morning, APD should release even more information about what they're calling "Operation Safe Assistance 2". The target: drug dealers APD says are preying on people seeking social services downtown, and they're getting help from area businesses and neighborhood groups.

Another month-long sting in May netted 23 arrests but APD officials say it strained department resources. Police say right now officers spend the vast majority of their time going call to call. That leaves them with less time to do more proactive police work.

Austin's Public Safety Commission in August recommended City Council give APD 92 new officers during the upcoming year.
APD: More Than 30 Arrests In Downtown Drug Bust


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