Today’s highly interesting read (07/14/20): MPD chief Alfonso Morales lays out what ‘defunding the police’ might mean from his perspective

Today’s read is from Alfonso Morales, the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police. Here’s an excerpt, followed by a link to his entire column:

We need to know what defunding MPD looks like. Our Common Council has suggested a 10% cut. It’s approximately $30 million, which would roughly equate to up to 375 officers in addition to the 60 officers cut last year. That would be a 25% reduction in police officers in Milwaukee in just two years.

I understand budget cuts and I understand investing in our community. However, I do not understand how defunding improves the underlying issues of social injustices and police brutality or increases diversity in MPD.

Let me be clear: I do not take pleasure in reducing any of our services. And I do not suggest these changes lightly. But Milwaukee, you deserve an honest conversation to understand the real repercussions of defunding so I want you to know what that might look like.

Read Morales’ column here.

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