Officers also won’t be able to wear their uniforms during that time. Los Angeles Unified will cut $25 million from its school police, reducing the department’s budget by more than one-third following several weeks of protests from Black students and activists who have called on the district to reform its police force. “The school board’s action is a huge first step in the campaign for police-free schools and ground-breaking in terms of our movement for supporting Black lives in our schools,” said United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz in a statement. Board Member Nick Melvoin said his support for reducing school police did not intend to demonize individual officers. Your contribution ensures that EdSource’s content continues to be available for free – without a paywall or ads. Amazing work by students, teachers, parents, and community, who organized for an [sic] WON A 35% CUT ($25m)TO LAUSD POLICE!” Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles. People need to say the truth. David has a bachelor's degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. LAUSD board votes to cut school police budget…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), LAUSD board votes to cut school police budget by $25 million, LAPD officers upset with how Chief Moore handled protests, survey says, Santa Monica police chief retires after criticism of agency’s response to looting and arson coinciding with a protest, California panel recommends limits to police responses to demonstrations; ‘militaristic’ tactics cited, South Bronx restaurant turns into soup kitchen to help poor, Photos: Pedestrian walkway removed at LAX to make room for People Mover project, The mystery of the Realtor lockbox revealed, Biden moves forward without help from Trump’s intel team, deeply divided on a similar proposal last week. “And it’s going to be neglectful.”. The budget vote on Tuesday will not be the final word on district funding, however, as it still could face changes due to uncertainties in the state budget. The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted to reduce funding by roughly 35% — about $25 million — for its independent law enforcement agency late Tuesday, June 30. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago; Editing by David Gregorio), Los Angeles fire departments respond to smoke at Denzel Washington's mansion: 'Everyone is OK', After Living In Space, Twin Notices A Big Change, ‘Grease’ to Open Rooftop Cinema Club’s New Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport (EXCLUSIVE), DISQO Ranked Among Top 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Los Angeles Business Journal, The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show, Hyundai Has Made It Again: The All New Palisade, Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Loop Industries, Inc. (LOOP), Denzel Washington ‘safe’ after firefighters respond to smoke call at his L.A. home, Coronavirus updates: US has almost 2,000 deaths in a day; Fauci says pandemic won't be around 'a lot longer'; California has almost 1M cases, The Cast Finally Admit That The Show Is Fake, Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud, Masters 2020: Jack Nicklaus declines to talk about President Trump, how to 'accept defeat', What we can learn from the Amish about coronavirus, Place Dishwasher Tablets In Your Shower, See Why, TikTok asks court to intervene as its U.S. future remains in limbo, Virginia governor pardons Black man with autism serving 10-years for nonfatal car crash, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump moved their kids to a new school after parents complained about the couple not following coronavirus protocols, report says, 20 Photos That Prove Prince William Is A Lucky Man, GOP Sen. Lankford: ‘I will step in’ if Biden doesn’t start receiving intel briefings, ‘Math doesn’t care about your baseless allegations,’ Pennsylvania Lt. Gov Fetterman says about Trump lawsuits, Pelosi calls on Republicans to 'stop the circus and get to work' on COVID, These Red Carpet Fails Are So Funny, It Hurts, Trump withholds security brief from President-elect Biden, Following Trump WH COVID-19 outbreak: Dozens of officials, associates and others have tested positive.
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