- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has voted against considering a proposal to make future police officers live within city limits, at least for now.

The Advocate (https://bit.ly/2ahPhh8 ) reports that the proposal by Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel got only four of the seven votes needed to be introduced at Wednesday night’s meeting.

WAFB-TV (https://bit.ly/2a0FBJ2 ) reports that Banks-Daniel said she thought the requirement would help improve relations between police and the community they serve.

It would require new applicants to live within city limits.

The council could still vote later to hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance.

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