What does ‘defunding the police’ really mean?

Anna Davlantes

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 08: People walk down 16th street after “Defund The Police” was painted on the street near the White House on June 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. After days of protests in DC over the death of George Floyd, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has renamed that section of 16th street “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Some activists and elected officials across the country are calling to defund, dismantle or abolish police departments. We hear both sides of the issue from retired Chicago Internal Affairs investigator “Sgt. Pete” and 40th Ward Alderman Andre Vasquez. We also take your calls and hear from you on the subject.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)
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