When Protesters Cry ‘Defund the Police,’ What Does It Mean?

Protesters are pushing to “defund the police” over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement.

  • Published 7 June 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters are pushing to “defund the police” over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement. Their chant has become rallying cry — and a stick for President Donald Trump to use on Democrats as he portrays them as soft on crime. But what does “defund the police” mean? It’s not necessarily about gutting police department budgets. WHAT IS THE ‘DEFUND THE POLICE’ MOVEMENT? Supporters say it… Read at AP News