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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

Oakland City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget by $18 Million

Oakland City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget by $18 Million

There was some expectation that the council would delay the controversial decision but, by a vote of 7-2, the Oakland City Council approved a plan that will redirect the funds from the police department to the Department of Violence Prevention with the intention of improving public safety.

June 29, 2021

St. Louis Budget Plan Cuts $4 Million from Police, Eliminates 98 Vacant Officer Positions
Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in 167 officers — or 11 percent of the force — and 43 civilians being laid off as the pandemic prompts city departments to tighten their belts.

February 18, 2021

Portland Has Fewest Officers in 25 Years, Chief Asks for Reductions in Budget Cuts

LAPD Pay Raises Take Effect During Talk of Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Union officials said LAPD already made sacrifices in 2020 when the City Council approved a $150 million cut to its police budget over the summer. That resulted in LAPD shuffling more than 300 positions, with some specialized detectives being reassigned to community stations and other neighborhood patrols being eliminated entirely.

January 20, 2021

Los Angeles Mayor Vetoes Plan to Reallocate Police Funding

“Los Angeles should be leading America by piloting bold ideas like exploring a guaranteed basic income, confronting the stark Black-white disparity among people experiencing homelessness, driving racial reconciliation, protecting jobs held by people of color with new opportunities in the city workforce and working in closer collaboration with our communities on allocation decisions,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a letter to the City Council Monday night.

December 23, 2020

Los Angeles City Council Scales Back Potential LAPD Layoffs

Los Angeles Considering Police Layoffs

“We have already experienced … a reduction in our workforce, between sworn and civilian, in excess of 500 personnel,” Chief Michael Moore said during a video Q&A with members of the news media. “To suffer further losses would be devastating to the safety of the city.”

December 3, 2020

Minneapolis Still Waiting for Outside Officers to Help Fight Crime
Minneapolis Mayor Calls Further Police Budget Cuts "Irresponsible"
With Homicide Rate Rising After Defunding, LAPD Asks for $100 Million Increase in Budget
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