New York City Council backs proposal to slash $1 billion from NYPD budget

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New York City Council leaders have issued a joint statement declaring their intent to back proposals slashing $1 billion from the NYPD budget. Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and Public Safety Committee Chair Donovan Richards, among others, said they support a plan to “get to $1 billion in cuts to New York City’s police spending in the Fiscal 2021 budget.”