Los Angeles Seeks to Cut $150 Million from Police Department Budget

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reversed course and ended a planned big boost in funding to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Instead, Garcetti plans to give money to the black community.

The moves by Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to reduce spending for the police department and allocate funds elsewhere are in response to the tragic death of George Floyd.

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Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced an effort to cut funding for the police department.

The move by LA city officials follows demands from social activist groups.

The decision by Garcetti is not surprising since he has already placated protesters by kneeling with them.

Cutting the police department’s budget will backfire on the citizens of Los Angeles.

The decision to end additional funding for the Los Angeles Police Department will further endanger LA’s residents and businesses in the city.