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Letter to the editor: We should know where politicians stand on defunding the police


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 11:19am

Recent statements from our local elected politicians appear to indicate they will not cut law enforcement budget. But what will they really do? Here are quotes from Mayor Gregerson and Snohomish Councilwoman Dunn to my inquiries. Note: 400-word limit prevents providing full quotes.

Mayor Gregerson – “Defunding the police is not on the City's agenda. It is not something I am bringing forward to the Council or discussing with staff … However, if we need to make cuts in the 2021 budget, I would not exempt the department. I would ask for equal or nearly equal cuts to all departments...”...

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