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19 House Democrats Ask Pelosi to Support More Police Funding

“Cutting to the bone only weakens any profession; it pushes good people out, diminishes overall quality, and fuels a race to the bottom. That’s especially true in law enforcement,” the lawmakers wrote. “To make our communities safer, build a future with less crime, and save lives, we should not defund — instead, we must invest to protect.”

May 6, 2022

Biden State of the Union: Fund Police and "Hold Them Accountable"

Biden Meets with New York Officials Over Crime

Biden insisted the answer to surging gun violence was “not to defund the police” or “abandon our streets” as he met with Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul at the NYPD’s Manhattan headquarters.

February 3, 2022

San Francisco Mayor Who Once Demanded Defunding Now Wants More Police to Combat Crime Surge

Oakland Chief Praises Mayor's Plan to End Police Hiring Freeze

Oakland, CA, police chief LeRonne Armstrong on Tuesday praised a new proposal by the mayor to unfreeze dozens of positions and beef up his department’s staffing after a wave of killings and organized robberies across the city.

December 1, 2021

Seattle City Council Cuts Police Budget

The plan is notably smaller than the 2020 budget of $401.8 million and continues a trend of decreases since a $363 million budget was announced in 2021. It does, however, leave room for new hires, as it provides funding for 1,357 officers. The Seattle Police Department currently has 1,120 officers.

November 24, 2021

LA Police Commission Approves 12% Increase in LAPD Budget

The increase would take the LAPD's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. In its proposal to the commission, the department said the increased funding would go to obligatory salaries and expenses, replacement of vehicles and existing electric vehicle leases, continued funding of existing technology and contractual obligations and other requests.

November 24, 2021

Beleaguered Seattle Police Face Possible $10 Million Budget Cut
Minneapolis Police Warn Rideshare Drivers About Carjackings, Robberies
Minneapolis Chief Asks City Council for Refunding of Department

Minneapolis Chief Asks City Council for Refunding of Department

Overtime hours due to staffing shortages has doubled since last year, finance director Robin McPherson told the council. The department also eliminated several units, like some community response teams and those focused on gangs and weapons.

October 20, 2021

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