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The Oakland City Council voted to strip more than $17 million from the police department’s budget to use the funds for other resources.
After a 7-2 vote on Thursday, the city council approved a plan to reallocate the Oakland Police Department’s funds for the Department of Violence Prevention in the hopes of increased public safety, according to CBS affiliate KPIX .The controversial move comes as the city sees an uptake in violent crime. Earlier this month, a mass shooting took place during Juneteenth festivities.Council member Dan Kalb said of the decision to take $17.4 million from […]
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