DC Police Chief Contee Slams ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

The police chief of the nation’s capital blamed the courts and the ”defund the police” movement on the rise in crime in his city.

Appearing Friday afternoon at the site of a shooting the night before, Washington Police Chief Robert Contee III weighed in strongly on the calls of the movement to defund his fellow officers.

”I don’t think those calls are helpful right now,” Contee said. ”I don’t fund the police department. Those are conversations that legislators have. You can really point that to them.

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