The Atlanta mayoral campaign of Lisa Borders has won the endorsement of the local union of police officers.
The endorsement was heavily sought by several sought since crime and public safety has been the biggest concern many Atlantans have about the city.
Borders has proposed increasing the size of Atlanta’s police force by about 170 officers in her first term, if she’s elected. She also wants to give officers raises and wants to work with the business community on initiatives that help more police officers buy homes in the city.
The full endorsement letter the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 623 is now up on the Borders web site. It says in part:
You are the only candidate that took time to meet with the Union on a regular basis to discuss a strategic long term plan for our men and women to ensure our department is fully staffed and equipped to fight crime for our city. You are also the only candidate that we would always see at the hospital or crime scene when one of our officers were injured or gave their life for the City.
The endorsement is signed by Sgt. Sgt. Scott Kreher, the fellow who got in such trouble earlier this year after saying he wanted to beat Mayor Shirley Franklin with a baseball bat because of the city’s treatment of injured officers.
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