LAPD Chief Michel Moore on efforts to ‘defund the police’

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LAPD Chief Michel Moore speaks at a South LA rally about ending gun violence. Photo by Luke Harold/Public Domain.

Protestors and Black Lives Matter activists are drumming up support for The People’s Budget, which would cut funding from the city’s police department and reallocate that money for social programs, for schools, and for help in low-income areas of LA. 

Activists say the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has become militarized, that it has used lethal and non-lethal force against people of color, and used dangerous weapons against mostly peaceful protestors. 

KCRW talks about all this with LAPD Chief Michel Moore.