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Harris, Mahoney Comment On 'Defunding Police' – Transylvania County


Last updated 6/10/2020 at 5:02pm

Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris

In the wake of George Floyd's death on May 25 and the protests and riots that followed, nine of the 13 members of the Minneapolis City Council said they plan to vote to dismantle the city's police department and replace it with an "alternative model of community-led safety."

The "defund the police" movement has become a part of the national conversation in seeking solutions to prevent incidents such as Floyd's death in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor's shooting death during a police raid in Louisville, Ky., on March 13.

In an email interview, both Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris and Tran...

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