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DEADLINE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Officials Cutting $100 Million-$150 Million From LAPD Budget, Funds To Be Reinvested In Communities Of Color
By Tom Tapp
June 3, 2020 6:37pm
Garcetti said he would be making commitments to creating racial equality. â€œIt is time to move our rhetoric towards action to end racism in our city.â€
He said the city must move beyond police reforms of the past. â€œPrejudice can never be part of police workâ€¦It takes bravery to save lives, too.â€
â€œWe will not be increasing out police budget,â€ said the mayor. That allocation is pegged at $1.8 billion in the mayorâ€™s previously proposed budget.
Garcetti spoke of â€œreinvesting in black communities and communities of color.â€
The mayor proceeded to announce $250 million in cuts to the proposed budget and to reallocate those dollars to communities of color, â€œso we can invest in jobs, in education and healing.â€ L.A. Police Commission President Eileen Decker then announced that $100 million to $150 million of those cuts would come from the police department budget.
L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez made it official on Wednesday by introducing a motion to cut LAPD funding, â€œas we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change,â€ Martinez tweeted.