New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to cut funds from NYPD’s $6B budget and divert it to social services after days of protest – The Sun
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will cut funds from the NYPD's budget which will be given to social services instead after days of protests and civil unrest.
He said the City will shift funding from the NYPD to youth and social services for communities of color, move vendor enforcement out of the NYPD, and establish a community ambassadors program within the NYPD.
De Blasio also said he would be lifting the citywide curfew implemented after people took to the streets in droves to decry George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer.
“While we have taken many steps to reform policing in this city, there is clearly more work to do to strengthen trust between officers and the New Yorkers they serve,” a statement from de Blasio read.
“These will be the first of many steps my Administration will take over the next 18 months to rebuild a fairer City that profoundly addresses injustice and disparity.”
These changes will involve these police "savings" going towards youth development and social services for communities of color and the exact amount will be finalized with the NYC Council during the budget process.
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