D.C. Pulls More Police Out of Schools

The D.C. Council has voted to keep phasing police out of public schools and rejected a request by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser for millions of dollars in perks for police officers, while also approving large allotments directly to some of the city’s most troubled public schools,

D.C. Pulls More Police Out of Schools

The D.C. Council has voted to keep phasing police out of public schools and rejected a request by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) for millions of dollars in perks for police officers, while also approving large allotments directly to some of the city’s most troubled public schools, permanent housing vouchers for low-income families and tax credits for undocumented immigrants, reports the Washington Post.

Council members agreed to Bowser’s request to expand the D.C. force by about 30 officers next year, but rejected much of her request for extra benefits for police, including letting them drive police cars home and spending much more to help them pay for housing and college tuition. In total, the council cut about $6 million from the more than $500 million Bowser had requested.