Talks over public safety in Saginaw at a standstill

Saginaw Sheriff William Federspiel met with Saginaw leaders about public safety again yesterday.

Saginaw City Manager Darnell Early, County Commissioners and Council members all met with the Sheriff.

Federspiel says the city must come up with a better number than 80 contracted officers.

Sheriff Federspiel said, "The fact that they can only provide 80 officers doesn't mean that I should be able to take it and make magic with it and reduce violent crime with that number, just because that's all they can afford."

If a deal isn't struck between the city and county, the Saginaw Police will lose more than 20 officers this June.

Acting Police Chief Brian Lipe says he has no comment about the ongoing talks.