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More cops hired for Square

After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.

* Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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    3 Responses to “More cops hired for Square”

    1. Basil Richmond says:

      Does the city really profit from the bars when they have to pay an additional $160,000 for security? It seems the bar owners have argued that they play an important part of of Oxfords Tax Base.

    2. Hunter Murphree says:

      Whatever they spend on security they more than make up for in increased numbers of D.U.I.’s and alcohol-related tickets, I’m sure.

    3. [...] After obtaining a freedom of information request on Friday, The Oxford EAGLE was able to release footage from Monday, Aug. 22 outside the Lyric as previously discussed in “More Cops Hired for Square.” [...]

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