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Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

Monday, August 15, 2022 by Joel Gross

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved budget.

The following year, however, Council members approved a record-high APD budget – more than $443 million.

This article excerpt and data graphic first appeared in the story Notley/Monitor Poll: Austinites stand divided on police spending, public safety on July 14, 2022 by Emma Freer

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