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LA To Slash Police Budget By $150 Million

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The Los Angeles City Council has voted to cut $150 million from the LAPD's $1.8 billion operating budget.

The move comes in response to recent historic protests that saw hundreds of thousands of Angelenos take to the streets, demanding justice for Black people who have died at the hands of police after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd in May.

The bulk of the funds cut from the LAPD's budget will be redirected to programs serving marginalized communities.

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