After slashing the police department budget by $15 million in the liberal city’s attempt to appease “defund the police” crowds, Portland has reversed their decision and reallocated more than $5 million back to the police department amidst record high police shortages and violent crime in the city.
REPORT: The city of Portland is REFUNDING the police. The department got an extra $5.2M as city faces greatest cop shortage in decades and record number of homicides after slashing $15M from the budget over BLM/Democrats’ Defund the Police movement.
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) November 20, 2021
According to the Associated Press, the Portland City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a fall budget, increasing the $230 million police budget by $5.2 million after cutting $15 million last