Daley: City will ask for $106M to hire cops

June 30, 2009 5:36:43 AM PDT
Mayor Richard Daley says Chicago will ask the federal government for money to hire more police officers.The mayor has requested $106 million to hire 400 officers. Hiring is at a crawl because of the struggling economy.

The officers' union says the number of vacancies could hit 800 this year.