come as the president's approval rating for handling crime at 36%. 61% disapprove according to a new abc poll. the white house and justice department also hearing frustration over increasing numbers of police officers leaving the force. >> when law enforcement officers feel like you don't have their bakesbacks in these communities they'll find another job and rightfully so. >> the white house is proposing nearly $300 million in additional funding in next year's budget. the head of the national sheriffs association said much more is needed. >> 300 million across the country would equal about $18,000 perjure is -- jurisdiction. >> last month the department of justice announced $139 million to hire nearly 1100 local law enforcement personnel now. i'm told hiring is already underway. harris. >> harris: david spunt reporting from washington to give us that federal level view of all of this. in "focus" now two law enforcement veterans james smallwood, national fraternal order of police treasurer you are and the president of the san francisco police officer's guild. james, your initial reaction
why did he go on abc and tell that story? >> i think he wanted his story on the record in a forum that was a friendly forum where he could get , you know, his most sympathetic portray all. he's an excellent actor, i'm not saying he was insincere at the time. he came across as being very sincere but he wanted his point of view on the record and also the key, another key point that was missed is remember his emphasizing that he did not pull the trigger. the gun, the hammer was cocked somehow, he never pulled the trigger. how did it go off so was indeed who pulled the trigger was the hammer cocked? who put that live round in that weapon? i think that that is the key. who did that? who sabotaged if that's what it was, that day, that took the life of helena hutchinson in such a butyl brutal fashion. steve: geraldo thank you very much for joining us live from ohio. 8:24 in the east. out west, arizona law enforcement describing the absolute chaos at the border is more than 170,000 migrants were apprehended just last month , 170,000.
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