Mayor Monday: Wheeler says no officer reduction coming

AM Extra

Number of officers on streets won't change despite $3 million cut to Bureau

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler joined AM Extra Monday to talk about the recent $5.7 billion budget for 2021-22 that was passed, which included a $3 million cut to the Portland Police Bureau.

Wheeler said despite the reduction in funding, the number of active officers will not change.

“What I want the public to know is that three million reduction comes out of a budget that’s about $300 million in total,” he said. “There will be no reduction in police officers on the street.”

Wheeler also discussed ramped-up cleanup efforts, reopening Portland and investing locally. Watch the full interview above.

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