No votes to defund Omaha police

As the Omaha City Council prepares to give a big thumbs up to Mayor Jean Stothert’s new budget, it is also saying no to those who have demanded severe financial cuts to the city’s police department.

Just last week, dozens of protesters told the council it was time to defund the 906 men and women who make up the state’s largest police force.

The council votes on the budget this (Tuesday) afternoon.

So far there are half a dozen proposed changes totaling $200,000, to Stothert’s $456 million plan.

The police department is set to receive $170 million, $5 million more than a year ago.

No one on the council suggested cuts to the department.

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