Vallejo to layoff two more police officers

January 15, 2010 12:26:55 PM PST
The Vallejo police department, which is already stretched to the breaking point, will lose two more officers Friday night. They're the latest to be laid off because of the city's budget deficit.

The department has gone from 158 officers in 2004, to 104 after Friday.

A tentative city plan estimates 15 more officers will be laid off in July.

In addition, 17 officers will be demoted Saturday morning, taking pay cuts between 10 and 26 percent.

The cuts are part of an effort by the city to come out of bankruptcy.