What it means to “Defund The Police”
June 8, 2020
The Phoenix City Council approved a budget on a 7-2 vote. The budget fully funds the newly established civilian oversight board, but does not “defund” the police department as some community activists had called for. But what would it really mean to “defund” the police and what would be the ramifications of such a move. We asked Dr. Luis Fernandez, Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice at NAU.