Baltimore residents condemned the city’s proposed budget, specifically a $28 million increase in funding for the city police department, during the city’s annual Taxpayers’ Night on Wednesday. The organized outcry came in response to Mayor Brandon Scott’s preliminary budget proposal, which calls for $555 million in spending by the department in fiscal year 2022. As proposed, police spending would account for more than 15% of Scott’s $3.6 billion spending plan — an increase from the $527 million budgeted in fiscal year 2021.
‘I regret my vote for you, Mr. Mayor’: Baltimore residents slam rise in police spending proposed in Scott’s 2022 budget
April 22, 2021