Police budgets are often TOO DAMN HIGH, and their results don’t often justify their budgets. That’s why reformers question how police departments are spending money and how much funding police departments ACTUALLY need. The answers may shock you.
Keep in mind, the money being spent doesn’t include funds paid for misconduct. Cities - that is, taxpayers - often have to pay for police corruption, killings, and more. For example, the city of Chicago spent over $100 million on this in 2018. Los Angeles has paid nearly $1 billion between 2005 and 2018.