-----Postville police deal with new replacement workers
Associated Press/Chicago Tribune
1:52 PM CDT, September 7, 2008
POSTVILLE, Iowa - Postville's police chief says he's trying to add another officer to his staff as crime has risen in the city after an Immigration raid in May.
The Agriprocessors meatpacking plant was raided May 12, when 389 people were charged with being in the country illegally. Most were also charged criminally.
Postville Police Chief Michael Halse says the workers who have come to replace those picked up in the raid are temporary. He says he doesn't know their backgrounds or where they came from.
Halse says he hopes life will return to the way it was before the raid, but predicted that normalcy could be years away.