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Audio Included in Post. Runs 13 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy unveiled specifics of her plan on public safety. Interviewed on Afternoons with Amos, Kennedy said she’d reassign fifty IMPD officers from “administrative duties” to street duty and hire fifty new officers to the force.  A forceful Kennedy blasted Mayor Greg Ballard for failing to improve community policing; for moving officers off beats and into patrol “zones” which Kennedy charges is making neighborhoods less safe. Kennedy also would restore the $5 million in crime preventions grants cut by Ballard.  Kennedy also would restore “collaboration” with other law enforcement agencies, something Kennedy charged the Ballard Administration has curbed.

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