What U.S. police spending looks like in 3 charts

The killing of George Floyd has sparked a national conversation about bias in policing—and widespread calls for police departments to be defunded or dismantled. Arrested in Minneapolis on May 25 for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes at a convenience store, Floyd was pinned on the ground by police officers. Video footage showed a white officer, Derek Chauvin, pressing his knee to the neck of the 46-year-old black man for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, and three other officers at the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.


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