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Lawrence Rehires 5 Police Officers To Combat Growing Violence

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South Union Street in Lawrence. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz WBZ NewsRadio)

South Union Street in Lawrence. (Photo from Bernice Corpuz WBZ NewsRadio)

Karen Twomey Karen Twomey
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LAWRENCE (CBS) – Lawrence is rehiring five police officers in an effort to combat the growing violence there, as evidenced by a particularly rough weekend.

This weekend, three people were stabbed, one woman slashed, and a firefighter bitten as Lawrence nightclubs let out and about 800 people swarmed the downtown area

WBZ NewsRadi0 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

In response Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua ordered five police officers to be reinstated.

The five were among a pool of 40 laid off last year

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