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Seattle City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto To Defund Police; Up To 100 Officers To Be Cut

The Seattle City Council has voted to override the mayor’s three vetos of bills that called for funds to be diverted from the police department into social programs.

The council voted 7-2 in a vote on Tuesday following three hours of debate; a compromise bill was rejected.

Mayor Jenny Durkan vetoed the police budget bill in August but said in statement:  “This veto was because the bills as passed did not have the type of collaboration that I think we will have going forward, and that I’m hopeful we will have going forward.”

The latest proposal cuts at least $3.4 million from the department’s $400 million budget, which will force the department — which has about 1,400 police officers — to trim about 100 police positions.

Read the full story from The Gateway Pundit

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