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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.

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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.

Seattle PD Has Spent Its Overtime Budget, City Council Wants More Cuts

Council members declined to unfreeze the $2.9 million Monday, saying savings from officer departures might still be achieved. They said they could revisit the question next month.

City Council Cuts $8 Million from Minneapolis PD Budget

Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis President Bob Kroll said the city council's actions will still seriously harm the police department and public safety.

Los Angeles City Council Scales Back Potential LAPD Layoffs

Councilman Paul Krekorian called for his colleagues to scale back that list by nearly two-thirds, and seek to find savings elsewhere — possibly from other city agencies.

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.”

Minneapolis Still Waiting for Outside Officers to Help Fight Crime

A week and half later, MPD still doesn’t have any additional officers on the streets. The contracted officers from other agencies were supposed to work for MPD from Nov. 15 through the end of the year.

Minneapolis Mayor Calls Further Police Budget Cuts "Irresponsible"

Mayor Frey said a significant spike in crime is affecting people all over the city. And he said people want to see police reform, but they also want there to be enough police officers available to respond to emergencies.

With Homicide Rate Rising After Defunding, LAPD Asks for $100 Million Increase in Budget

Over the weekend, the number of killings in L.A. so far this year surpassed 300 — more than any other year in the past decade. That marks an increase of 25% from last year as well as a 32% rise in the number of shootings in the city.

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Seattle Council Votes to Cut Police Budget 20%, Not 50% as Some Pledged

The council, in an 8-1 vote to retool Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2021 budget with changes of their own, opted to cut the police budget by just under 20 percent.