Mayor de Blasio seeks $1 billion NYPD cut amid City Hall protest

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/29/2020, 6:42 p.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's proposing slashing the New York City police budget by $1 billion.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's proposing slashing the New York City police budget by $1 billion.

With a “defund the police” sit-in protest continuing outside City Hall, de Blasio said Monday that the New York Police Department had found ways to find the cuts from its current $6 billion budget that would open up more funding for youth and other community programs.

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