Houston City Council Votes Down Money For Police Reform

(WBAP/KLIF) — The Houston city council has denied an effort to reallocate nearly $12-million from the Houston police department’s upcoming budget to fund sweeping police reform.

Houston councilwoman Letitia Plummer proposed redirecting the money to fund several measures, including strengthening a police oversight board and enhancing police de-escalation training.

However, the city council on Wednesday voted against Plummer’s proposal to include the measures in Houston’s 2021 fiscal year budget.

Also Wednesday, nearly 800 criminal cases were dropped against protesters arrested for non-violent misdemeanors.

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