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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.

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Proposed Chicago Budget Raises Police Funding

The budget includes several points of major investment for the city, including $400 million for community safety with a $142 million increase in the police budget.

Mount Vernon, NY, Police Vehicles Parked Over Unpaid Bills for Equipment and Parts

"We have bills going back to September, October, November. For car parts, tires that she has not paid," Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard said.

Crime, Chauvin Trial Security Have Exhausted Minneapolis PD's OT Budget

Through the end of May, MPD has used $5.2 million in overtime, with $2.9 million spent during Operation Safety Net surrounding the Derek Chauvin trial.

St. Louis Budget Plan Cuts $4 Million from Police, Eliminates 98 Vacant Officer Positions

The Board of Estimate and Apportionment voted 2-1 in favor of the cuts, with Mayor Tishaura Jones and Comptroller Darlene Green supporting the move and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed opposed.

Sacramento Proposes Increased Police Budget, Rejects Defunding

The proposed Sacramento police budget is set just shy at $165.8 million, a roughly $9.4 million increase from last year’s amended budget.

After 215% Rise in Homicides, Oakland Adds $10 Million to Public Safety

The council said the money will fully restore Oakland’s Fire Department Services, restore Operation Ceasefire, walking foot patrol officers, expand ShotSpotter, and add community safety ambassadors in areas like Chinatown and the Fruitvale District, among other things.

Furloughs for New Orleans Officers End, But Layoffs Could Follow

New Orleans ended furloughs for public safety workers on Monday, tapping into a line of credit to exempt police, firefighters and others from a citywide policy aimed at stemming the fiscal crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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LAPD Could Lose 951 Officers to Layoffs

The report said that the LAPD cuts would bring the sworn police force down to 8,800, which matches 2002 levels.

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