Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening that the City of Los Angeles would cut up to $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and “reinvest” the funds in the local black community.
“This is bigger than just a budget, but I want you to know we will not be increasing our police budget — how can we at this moment?” Garcetti asked. “We all have to step up and say: What can we sacrifice?”
The movement for racial justice is bigger than a budget, but budgets are statements of our values. We will be working to identify $250 million for further investments in community programs, including cuts to LAPD’s budget.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) June 4, 2020
Eric Garcetti just approved 54% of funds to LAPD- the community will NEVER forget this - he had the option to defund but he didn’t - he now has blood on his hands and I hope this will be remember when election comes— Linda (@lindacamillav) June 3, 2020
los angeles JUST approved the budget where 54% goes to the LAPD, while this stream has been live. guess we know what moore's been looking at on his phone. https://t.co/CV3XeiZXQX https://t.co/gwBa26tsUu pic.twitter.com/ql0R9CRmT3— no more mr. nut boy (@lilyloo) June 2, 2020
Watch live video: Thousands of protesters gather in front of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's residence in Hancock Park ahead of 6 p.m curfew, https://t.co/LWywHaWswy— KTLA (@KTLA) June 3, 2020