BY ROGER DROUIN
SARAGOTS HERALD TRIBUNE
NEW: Sarasota Police protest cuts at City Hall | HeraldTribune.com | Sarasota Florida | Southwest Florida's Information Leader: "SARASOTA - Police officers protested outside City Hall Wednesday, saying the police force is at a dangerously low level and taking personal jabs at City Manager Robert Bartolotta.
“He is cutting jobs, and he accepts a pay raise,” said retired Police Capt. Gerry Lacertosa, one of about 70 current and retired officers who gathered outside City Hall.
The City Commission approved a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2008, bumping the city manager's annual salary from $170,870 to $176,850."