For those wanting to Defund the Police:

By: Diane Benjaminb

LAPD Forced To Dissolve Sexual Assault Unit Amid Budget Cuts

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is preparing for a drastic reorganization as it’s forced into a $150 million budget cut.

According to LAPD Chief Michel Moore this week, the department will immediately have to cut an estimated 350 positions. He said the initial readjustment turns the department’s attention toward its handling of daily calls and emergencies. The chief noted cuts could only be made in specialty areas.

“I can’t take those 350 people out of patrol, they would just absolutely decimate our patrol, staffing,” Moore explained. “So we’re looking at our specialized areas, and some of them we’re downsizing and others we’re eliminating.”

Officials fear the switch may result in officers being put on cases where they lack expertise. However, Moore said the department will focus on keeping officers and detectives in areas where they have training.

A total of 234 officers will be sent back into patrol. The departments Sexual Assault Unit at the Robbery-Homicide Division is one of the groups to be dissolved.

“The Sexual Assault Unit, this is one of the cutbacks that we’re doing within the realignment,” Moore stated. “Those specialized detectives will be moved out to the geographic bureaus.”

This very unit was responsible for the investigations into movie producer Harvey Weinstein and USC physician George Tyndall.

According to Moore, the department also plans to cut air support, gang and narcotics as well as robbery and homicide divisions.

The reductions to the budget were first announced during summer, following widespread protests calling to defund the police after the death of George Floyd. The budget also anticipates future cuts to all city agencies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This comes as the city’s homicides this year have increased by 25 percent, marking more than 300 killings since 2009.

Read the whole story, sounds like a winning strategy (for criminals):

4 thoughts on “For those wanting to Defund the Police:

  1. Rape, Kill, Plunder and sell drugs The NEW way of DEMONRAT life in AMERICA??
    Maybe we give accreditation to street gangs also??
    Biden you ROCK!!! I STILL think that they hid about 10 million Trump votes, but it sure isn’t in their brains, as that’s such a SMALL area that even mice can’t move around in there!

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  2. Interestingly enough, polling has found that about 75% of Americans are against defunding police, a figure that is roughly the same among both whites and blacks. Those that support defunding police are largely comprised of elitist liberals, communists, or anarchists who do not see (or care about) the consequences of defunding police. In the case of LA, where are all the feminist protesters? Money is being taken away from investigating and prosecuting sexual assaults, of which females are overwhelmingly the victim.

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