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Begun Center’s Daniel Flannery discussed the problems with cities hiring more police officers

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Daniel J. Flannery Daniel Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, noted that cities are using federal stimulus money to hire police officers, amid a national shortage, but worries such moves may prevent local governments from making improvements and substantive change. “You’ll often hear, we can’t arrest our way out of this issue,” he said.