Seattle To Cut Police Budget By 17%

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Seattle To Cut Police Budget By 17%
Seattle is moving forward with a 17% cut to the city's police department budget.
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Seattle is moving forward with a 17% cut to the city's police department budget. 

The city council approved a spending plan that allocates $340 million dollars to police. That's down from this year's budget of $409 million. 

The plan follows months of protests over racial injustice in Seattle, which led to the takeover of a police precinct and the city's police chief retiring.