GarcettiLos Angeles Mayor Garcetti announced the city moving the funds to communities of colour and will cut approximately $150 million.
Downtown Los Angeles has been from rioters and looters.
However, Garcetti and city council officials claim cutting funds to the police division can help end racism.
TRENDING: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Will Cut $150 Million From LAPD Budget in Black Communities
Garcetti said he would be making commitments to creating equality. “It is time to move our rhetoric towards action to end racism in our city.”
He said the city must move beyond police reforms of the past. “Prejudice can never be part of police work…It takes bravery to save lives, also.”
“We won’t be increasing out police budget,” said the mayor. That allocation is pegged at $1.8 billion at the mayor’s formerly projected budget.
The mayor proceeded to announce $250 million in cuts into the projected budget and to reallocate those dollars to communities of color,”so we can invest in jobs, in education and healing.” L.A. Police Commission President Eileen Decker then declared that $100 million-$150 million of those cuts would come in the police department budget.
“Today we introduced a motion to cut funds to the LAPD, as we reset our priorities in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Issue call which we all encourage to end racism. This is just one measure. We can’t talk about change, we must be about change,” L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez stated at a tweet.