‘It is our job to listen — and to act’: NYC leaders respond to calls for police reform by supporting $1 billion slash to NYPD budget


City leaders are in favor of cutting the New York Police Department’s 2020-2021 budget by $1 billion. “There is no doubt that this is an ambitious goal, but it is one that the time we are in calls for–both here in New York City and nationwide,” according to a joint statement issued by several leaders. “Reducing uniform headcount through attrition, cutting overtime” and “shifting responsibilities away from the NYPD” are some ways to save money, they wrote. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has triggered a global cry for justice, and an end

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