East St. Louis To Lay Off Eight Police Officers

(East St. Louis, IL) — Eight East St. Louis cops are expected to get pink slips. City Manager released a letter early this week concerning the layoff and warning that there may be more. East St. Louis is facing close to a six million dollar budget deficit. In addition, the city has let go of six administrative workers. Meanwhile, continued union talks could save the jobs of the eight police officers, whose layoffs don’t go into effect until October 28th.