During a public hearing at City Hall Monday night, many speakers asked Cincinnati City Council to take money away from the Cincinnati Police Department and shift it to other social service programs. Many want the police budget reduced by 50%.
A majority of council is now in favor of redirecting some money from the police department to other areas. Meanwhile, Councilman David Mann, who is running for mayor next year, is taking heat from those arguing to defund the police. Several speakers asked Mann to resign.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss is WVXU reporter Jay Hanselman.
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