LISTEN: Seattle mayor says real change in law enforcement goes beyond the budget | KNKX

LISTEN: Seattle mayor says real change in law enforcement goes beyond the budget

Jun 19, 2020

Calls continue to defund police in Seattle, following weeks of protests over police brutality and racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has refused to cut the police budget by 50 percent. But, she says, for bigger change you have to look beyond the budget. KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked more about this with Durkan.

They started by talking about the future of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, or CHOP, which evolved after the police department boarded up and fenced off the East Precinct, which had been the site of violent clashes between police and protesters.