Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday slammed an agreement to slash $1 billion from the budget of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), declaring the decision is “not a victory” and that “the fight to defund policing continues.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and the City Council struck a tentative deal to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget by moving school safety services to the city’s Department of Education, according to the Gotham Gazette.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez slammed the tentative deal in a pointed statement: “Defunding the police means defunding the police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education budget so that the exact same police remain in schools.”