Police Officially Defunded: Seattle City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto 7-2 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Police Officially Defunded: Seattle City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto 7-2

After Mayor Jenny Durkan declared a veto against a bill that would cut down the police funding by around $3 million, his veto was overridden by the Seattle’s City Council 7-2 votes on Tuesday to defund the police.

"We cannot look away from this and we can no longer accept the status quo if we truly believe that Black lives matter," Council President Lorena Gonzalez said.

It was also reported that the new bill would also dismiss as many as 100 officers from different police units and limit staff pay to $150,000.

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