Emanuel scales back Daley’s security team

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scaling back the security detail for retired Mayor Richard Daley.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scaling back the security detail for retired Mayor Richard Daley.

Emanuel says cutting Daley’s detail from six police officers to three will save taxpayers money.

He says the three officers will work on patrol when they aren’t needed for Daley and his wife, who live near downtown.

Emanuel defended his decision to appoint two of those officers to shepherd former first lady Maggie Daley to her medical appointments.

Maggie Daley is battling cancer, and Emanuel says the security detail is a "small token" to thank her for countless of hours of service to the city.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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