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Cops combat violent crime as ranks shrink

In cities across the U.S., an increase in violent crime is colliding with fewer police officers. From Philadelphia to Portland to Los Angeles, officers worn out by the pandemic and disillusioned over calls to divest from policing following George Floyd’s murder by police are quitting or retiring early at the same time homicide rates and shootings are rising. (Aug. 8) (Video by Gillian Flaccus, Eugene Garcia and Matt Rourke/AP)
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