Despite ‘Defunding’ Claims, Police Funding Has Increased In Many U.S. Cities

In Los Angeles, the county sheriff says local residents are in danger because “defunding has consequences,” even though his agency’s budget is up more than $250 million.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva is not alone in suggesting to voters that crime is up because Democrats defunded police agencies after nationwide protests of the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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