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Dunn: Defunding KCSO Would ‘Create a Perfect Storm’ for Public Safety

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued to the following statement in response to the Executive’s proposed $6.5 million divestment in King County’s law enforcement budget:

“Releasing felons into our communities while simultaneously slashing the budget of the Sheriff’s Office by millions will create a perfect storm that will jeopardize community safety. We might as well hang a huge neon sign on the Space Needle that reads ‘Hey Organized Crime: King County is Open for Business.’ Our crime rates will surely spike locally as they already have started to do in many areas with shootings and homicides.

“The bottom line is Seattle-style politics don’t reflect the needs of the rest of King County, and a cut in the KCSO budget will make these suburban and rural neighborhoods far less safe.”

The above is a press release from the office of King County Councilmember Regan Dunn.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to personally verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its contents. 

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