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New Cleveland police officers face immediate layoffs upon graduation

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Officer Elaina R. Ciacchi, right, hugs Officer Sabrina M. Choat after the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony Friday, June 24, 2011, in Cleveland.

Tony Dejak / AP

Newly sworn in Cleveland Police officers participate during in the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony Friday, June 24, 2011, in Cleveland. Amid tears and cheers, 42 Cleveland police academy cadets joined the force and now face immediate layoffs in a budget cut. The layoffs are among 321 in Cleveland, including 81 police officers. Cleveland blames the layoffs on cuts in state aid.

 Graduation day is supposed to be a happy occasion, but that wasn't the scene today in Cleveland. More on the story on Cleveland.com