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Defunding Police Debate Needs to Factor in Other Social Services, Davenport Says

September 1, 2020

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U-M Ford School of Public Policy professor of political science and criminology Christian Davenport discusses the defunding of the police department, expressing that the issue is beyond that of money. Davenport claims that the issue surrounds that of investment in communities through education and housing programs, highlighting that many police officers address topics they are not trained to deal with. Davenport and other leaders weigh in on this debate, exploring the police department in relation with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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