The U.S. Department of Justice announced seven cities in the Northern District of Ohio will receive a portion of a $5.1 million grant that will add 41 law enforcement positions in the region.
Cleveland was awarded the largest amount at nearly $1.9 million for 15 officers. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority will also receive $500,000 for four officers.
The announcement comes days after Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed, pushed for 200 more officers in the city.
The followings cities were slated funds from the grant:
- Austintown, $250,000 for two officers.
- Canton, $1,125,000 for nine officers.
- Lima, $375,000 for three officers.
- Lorain, $625,000 for five officers.
- Warren, $375,000 for three officers.
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