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North Carolina City Votes to Slash Police Budget by $770,000

The Ashville (NC) City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to slash the police department budget by more than three quarters of a million dollars.

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Wichita City Council Approves Increase in Police Budget

The Wichita (KS) City Council recently approved a budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that included $99 million for the police department, an increase of more than seven million dollars over last year, despite cries from citizens and advocacy groups to defund the department.

Denver Councilmember Proposes Bill to Abolish Police Department

A member of the Denver City Council has drafted a piece of legislation that will all but abolish that city's police department.

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

Portland Protests Causing Millions in Overtime Costs for Police

The total overtime costs for the Portland Police Bureau through late July—the end of the last pay period—is almost $5.4 million. Further, accrued "comp time" will cost around $1.2 million.

Seattle Chief Critical of Proposal to Slash Department Budget in Half

The chief of police for the Seattle Police Department has voiced concern over a plan being floated among some city council members to slash the agency's budget in half.

Amid Calls for Defunding, LAPD Chief Tells Officers to "Show Your Relevance"

The chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department recently told a gathering of command staff that amid calls for defunding the department patrol officers must "show their relevance" in order to keep the budget from being slashed.

Florida Department to Increase Budget Amid Calls for "Defunding" Police

While there have been calls across the country to "defund" police departments and have the funding reallocated to other providers of social services, one city in Florida is bucking that trend and increasing the budget for the police department by nearly $30 million annually.

New York Civilians March to Show Support for Police

A crowd of hundreds of police supporters marched through neighborhood streets in the Staten Island borough of New York City on Saturday to show their support for the NYPD in response to anti-police protests taking place across the country.

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Police Officers, Civilian Supporters Rally Against "Defunding" LAPD

Law enforcement officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were joined by civilian police supporters at a rally on Saturday in response to the growing "defund" movement across the country.

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