sure, for SOME minor crimes but NOT for car accidents or embezzlement. well if you live in oakland, you may just have to fire those internets upwww dot 911 anyone?
Oakland fires 80 police officers, lists crimes cops will no longer respond to
The Oakland Police Department is feeling the burn of California's unending budget crisis, as 80 officers were laid off Tuesday night after negotiations between city and police union failed to reach an accord.
The department's chief had said in recent days that unless the city could meet the union's demands, officers would no longer respond in person to reports of a variety of crimes, including vehicle accidents, grand theft, identity theft, burglary, embezzlement, vandalism, registering sex offenders, stray animals and others.
Instead, victims in most non-emergency situations are being directed to file reports over the Internet. Police say the move will help them better focus on emergencies and violent crime.,,,,,,