Oakland Votes To Set Up Task Force To Defund The Police | KALW

Oakland Votes To Set Up Task Force To Defund The Police

Jul 30, 2020

The movement to defund police has forced Bay Area officials to take a hard look at their budgets in recent weeks. But radically transforming policing won’t happen overnight. In Oakland, reducing the police budget by 50% will take at least one task force. 

"The specific goal of this task force is to come up with a plan to reduce the Oakland police department budget by 50% over the next two years."

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