This cannot happen!
During a recent airing of KTTH’s “Jason Rantz Show,” Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best warned that the suggested 50% funding cut of their police department will “decimate public safety for the city of Seattle” and cause a 50% loss of the police workforce.
According to Breitbart, Best stated, “I think you — the word ‘plan’ is rather loose here. They haven’t got a plan. All they’ve shown us is that they want to reduce the budget by 50%. I haven’t seen any real planning in that. And the real tragedy of doing that is that we will lose 1,100 employees. That’s 50% of our total workforce. Because most of our budget is made up of our personnel costs, and it would be a tragedy. I think that it’s the height of recklessness for them to decimate public safety for the city of Seattle without being thoughtful and encouraging public engagement on this issue.”
Adding, “certainly, there would be hundreds of less officers responding to calls for service in the city of Seattle under this current plan — or idea.”
You can watch a clip of Best’s comments here.