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Police Cuts Show 'Real World Consequence' of 'Defund' Movement

NYPD officers stand guard as a search of crashed U-Haul truck is conducted on Hamilton Avenue in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough in New York City on Feb. 13. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2023 06:45 AM EDT

Three years after activists demanded the "defunding" of police departments in response to a string of high-profile police-involved deaths, law enforcement experts say communities are experiencing the firsthand effects of those budget cuts and the personnel shortages that ensued.

As police departments across the nation were forced to slash their budgets due to activists pressuring politicians to "reimagine" policing amid a period of contentious racial and social strife, experts say the very things that activists wanted more of – community policing and training – are often the first cuts.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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Three years after activists demanded the "defunding" of police in response to a string of high-profile police-involved deaths, law enforcement experts say communities are experiencing the firsthand effects of those budget cuts and the personnel shortages that ensued.
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