By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Mayoral candidates Robert E. Bruchey II and Steven T. Sager sparred over support for more police officers at a candidates forum Wednesday night.
Bruchey, a Republican, said Sager, the Democratic incumbent, and City Council haven't given police enough support and that a rise in drug dealing and prostitution needed to be addressed. "It doesn't matter what happens in this city if we are not safe," he said.
Bruchey said people won't come downtown if they don't feel safe. "You can not put the cart before the horse and make everything pretty and clean before you make it safe," Bruchey said.