"Dekamate:" to reduce to one-tenth (start with 100, get 10) -- as contrasted to "decimate," which despite modern abuse and misuse, still means a reduction by one-tenth (start with 100, get 90).
IMPD asked for 700 new officers but received 80 -- which is still better than nothing. Likewise, they're not going to get the pay increase they negotiated; the City hasn't got it. Instead, they'll get what the firemen get,* though if they don't like it, the FOP will consider suing for more.
One might wish the new recruits would be required to take the Temperance Pledge but I suppose that's too much to ask.
In other news, the trial of IMPD's David Bisard, accused of a DUI fatality while on duty in his patrol car, has finally started jury selection, some three years after the accident. He's been behind bars since being arrested after a second DUI incident (non-fatal) in April of this year. (Timeline here.)
Seriously, guys -- Temperance Pledge? Think about it.
* 3 percent the first year, about 2 percent for each of the following two years. Better than what I got, last time 'round, though I'm not nearly as likely to get shot at or have to run into a burning building.
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