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City Council Cuts LAPD Hiring, Force to Fall Below 10K Sworn

Faced with a grim budget outlook and deluged by demands for reductions in police spending, the council voted 12 to 2 to take the Los Angeles Police Department down to 9,757 officers by next summer — a level of staffing not seen in the city since 2008.

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LAPD Budget Wrecked by Overtime During Protests and COVID, Officers Now to Receive Comp Time Not Cash

Chief Michel Moore said in a memorandum that despite a multibillion budget, the LAPD is so cash-strapped that any overtime earned from June 7 onward will be paid out in compensation time.

North Carolina Protesters Decry New Police Budget, Call for "Defunding"

Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency.

San Diego Approves Increased Police Budget Amid Cries to "Defund" Police

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.

Charlotte Leaders Ban Police Purchase of Chemical Agents

“Without their use, this city would be on fire, and injuries would be much greater,” the FOP said of chemical agents. “As rocks and explosives are hurled at them, what measures do the police in Charlotte now have to defend themselves and the preservation of life and property?”

Los Angeles Proposes $150 Million Cut in LAPD Budget, Money to be Spent on Social Programs

“Our only path forward is to dismantle the systems that are designed to harm people of color,” Wesson said on Twitter. “A preliminary cut to the LAPD budget will not solve everything, but it’s a step toward to being the city we aspire to be.”

LA County Sheriff Closing 2 Stations Over Pandemic Budget Strain

Like all agencies throughout the country, the LA County Sheriff’s Department is grappling with the sudden expenses of the coronavirus pandemic. Villanueva says more than 1,100 employees have been quarantined and 84 have tested positive.

Budget Issues to Delay Nashville's Rollout of Body Cameras

For now, the Metropolitan Nashville PD's pilot program will continue. The city, Cooper said, is still waiting for conclusion from the initial implementation to make better vendor decisions and fine tune cost estimates for an increased program.

2 New Hampshire Departments to Adopt Body Cameras

In New Hampshire, the Barrington Police Department and Dover Police Department are growing closer to adopting the use of body cameras.

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Washington Department Receives $20,000 Donation for Training

A private family foundation in Washington has donated $20,000 to the Blaine (WA) Police Department to help support that agency's training unit.