Campaign Promises

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ItemJustice
Crime - Katrina RelatedGrade
JU-25
The Promise: "Will finish rebuilding the region's criminal justice system so that we do not have to rely on the National Guard to patrol city streets..Will establish a special "COPS for Katrina" program to allow communities impacted by the storm to hire and retain new officers and community prosecutors, develop community-based crime fighting strategies, and rebuild their lost infrastructure..."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Rebuilding the Gulf Coast and Preventing Future Catastrophes" dated 09/11/08.
Source: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/550006/barack-obama-2008-rebuilding-the-gulf-coast-and.pdf
Status:The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included nearly $160 million to fund Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

173 regional law enforcement agencies benefited from these funds which facilitated the hiring of over 850 police officers, replacing National Guard personnel.

This promise was fulfilled.
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