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City Council Passes City of Rochester Budget Cuts Funding To RPD

Written by on June 17, 2020

City Council passed the city budget on Tuesday 8-1. The budget will cut $3.6 million from the Rochester Police Department. This includes moving funds from police overtime for special events and downsizing new recruit classes for officers to half.

Money saved from the cuts will be diverted to a task force for re-imagine policing in the City of Rochester. In addition, full funding will go to the Police Accountability Board.

The vote was 8-1 by City Council for the budget.

City council did not approve the Rochester City School District budget. Council members said they could not continue with budgets like the one presented and put them on notice.

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Source: WHEC.com


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