Laid off police officers hold protest

October 22, 2009 8:39:22 PM PDT
A protest was held on Thursday night by police officers and their supporters in south suburban Calumet City.Seven officers are among the city workers laid off because of a budget deficit.

The union says public safety is being compromised.

City officials say they hope the police union will come up with some concessions to save jobs.

Part- time school crossing guards have also been laid off and police officers have been picking up their duties.