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San Diego City Council Declines Calls To Defund The Police, Votes To Increase Police Budget By $27M

Modesto Bee-


The San Diego City Council declined calls to cut police funding and approved a budget that includes an increase for the department.

The decision came at a lengthy meeting Monday despite the majority of some 400 callers and emails from more than 4,000 people urged the council to reject the mayor’s plan to increase the police budget by $27 million, to $566 million, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The council approved the plan on an 8-1 vote.

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