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In a Major Move, City ENDS Police Traffic Stops, Will Cut the Police Budget in Half

As TFTP said in advance this week, the city of Berkeley, California proposed ending police traffic enforcement. The pass comes after claims that cops all too frequently strengthen minor visitors stops into deadly situations. The council authorized Mayor Jesse Arreguin's omnibus degree, which includes elements, which includes developing a department of Transportation that will make and put into effect visitors stops, as opposed to make use of Berkeley police officers, rent a consultant to investigate police calls and responses, and determine which calls may be replied by way of non-cops, as well as placing a goal to lessen the police budget via 50%. The Berkeley city Council had recently authorised a metropolis price range that decreased police department spending with the aid of $nine.two million, or approximately 12% of the police finances. "most visitors stops don't actually warrant a police officer," stated Darrell Owens, the co-executive of East Bay for ev