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'We cannot do layoffs based on race': Black Seattle police chief rejects white city council member's suggestion for saving minority jobs


Chief Carmen Best: 'I would love for Councilmember [Lisa] Herbold to work with us and not against us.'

Image source: KIRO-TV video screenshot

The Seattle City Council — like numerous decision-making bodies across the country in the wake of recent anti-police rioting — wants to defund the police in order to pay community-led organizations to take over some policing duties, KIRO-TV reported.

For Seattle, that means cutting the department's budget in half.

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