Antioch sends layoff notices to six police officers

December 16, 2010 9:23:12 AM PST
The city of Antioch has sent out layoff notices to six police officers because of its budget problems.

The layoffs will take effect in two weeks, unless the city comes up with an agreement for concessions with the police officers union.

If the layoffs go through, the department would be down to 98 sworn officers, from an authorized total of 127.

All 20 of its non-sworn community service officers were laid off earlier this year and the department lost others because of attrition.