MILWAUKEE, Wis. – At a time when Milwaukee Police are already short nearly 250 officers, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson today proposed cutting the budget for police officers by 1% – which equates to the loss of about 17 officers.
Eric Toney, Fond du Lac County District Attorney and law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, released the following statement:”As Milwaukee is on pace for its third straight murder record, the Mayor of Milwaukee has proposed to defund the police by cutting an additional 17 police officers from the City of Milwaukee Police Department, and has failed to provide sufficient training academies to fill the nearly 250 vacancies already there. Milwaukee currently has a critical officer shortage and the Mayor’s budget causes even more concern for the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Milwaukee, and in turn, the entire state. I call on the Mayor of Milwaukee to reconsider this budget proposal and make public safety his number one priority.”
District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Racine Police Association, the Kenosha Professional Police Association, and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.
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