Re-Fund the Police? L.A. County Increases Funding by $36 Million Months After Budget Cuts

from Zero Hedge

Authored by Zachary Steiber via The Epoch Times,

Officials in Los Angeles County on Thursday voted to increase funding to local law enforcement by $36 million, months after the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget was cut by $150 million.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board unanimously agreed to increase funding to its five-year contract with the LAPD, the Long Beach Police Department, and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

The board includes Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat.

The authority’s CEO, Phillip Washington, said before the vote that he wanted to find a balance between people complaining about law enforcement and those who wanted increased funding.

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