Despite protests and promises, SLC is behind on rebuilding police budget

May 18, 2021

By MacKenzie Ryan and Wendy Halloran

From the article: "...Bertram thinks the mayor and city council had big ideas about reform, such as monthly body cam reviews, but they didn't have the institutional knowledge to execute them. As a result, they're now backtracking.

"We got an idea we’re going to maybe defund and put money over in mental health or social services type of behaviors," says Bertram. He added that the city needs to have its foundational law enforcement in place first to make those programs effective.

Chris Burbank, former SLCPD police chief, expressed frustration about the department's ever-growing budget..."

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