Sen. Hawley Proposes Hiring 100,000 New Police Officers to Combat Crime Wave

Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday said he will introduce legislation to combat rising crime nationwide by hiring 100,000 new police officers.

The Missouri Republican released his proposal prior to President Joe Biden’s scheduled address to the nation concerning the sharp increase in homicides and other violent crimes.

Hawley said his plan is needed in order to boost low police morale, which is causing departments across the country to struggle with recruiting new applicants.

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