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Many Big-City Democrat Mayors Defunded Police While Spending Heavily on Their Security Details, Watchdog Finds

Epoch Times

July 20, 2021 Updated: July 20, 2021


Democratic mayors in 20 of the nation’s 25 biggest cities slashed policedepartment budgets and positions even as they spent millions of tax dollars on their own security details, according to data obtained by a government watchdog.

“In 25 major U.S. cities, officials have proposed cutting—or in 20 cases already cut—police budgets. However, what OpentheBooks.com auditors found was that mayors and city officials still enjoy personal protection of a dedicated police detail costing taxpayers millions of dollars,” Adam Andrzejewski, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Open The Books(OTB), said in a statement announcing the new data.

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