Inland Empire: How Much Do Inland Empire Cities Spend on Policing?
“The movement to defund the police in the United States emerged after George Floyd’s killing, urging a redistribution of excessive police funding towards community investment and alternative safety initiatives.”
“The movement to defund the police gained momentum following the killing of George Floyd in 2020, prompting a reevaluation of the exorbitant amount of funding allocated to policing in the United States. Despite a decrease in criminal activity, police budgets have consistently grown over the years, with local, state, and federal governments contributing to the substantial fiscal support.The allocation of funds to law enforcement, often without clear objectives or constraints, has overshadowed investments in vital community needs such as education, housing, and mental health services. It is imperative to shift resources towards alternative initiatives that promote safety and security without relying on a system characterized by violence and discrimination.”