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Milwaukee County supervisor to propose $2.6 million budget cut to sheriff's office

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 22:17:58-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy is proposing a $2.6 million divestment from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, with that money going to community services.

According to a press release from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Clancy's 15 proposed amendments would cut "wasteful, unnecessary, or duplicative spending from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and shift those dollars to fund essential County services, programs, infrastructure, and amenities."

The proposed cuts are equivalent to about 60,000 hours of overtime costs for services that are "for services that are discretionary and non-mandated, such as deployments of MCSO resources to events where MCSO services are not needed, either because local law enforcement is in control or because MCSO was not called upon for mutual assistance."

The money would go towards funding Parks and Housing needs, Senior Centers, Services for Youth, the Zoo, Library System, and the Office on African American Affairs.

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