Our Ask

We are asking for $25 million divest from the Milwaukee Police Department. Currently the police are allotting $17.1 million in overtime compensation. We believe that the police should be forced to reign in their overtime.

The police department is also trying to add 15 new positions which is not in line where city of Milwaukee residents wants money to be spent. Just last year when the Common Council voted against adding an additional six police instead they opted to spend that money on public health nurses.

The police have $3.9 million allotted to vehicles for the next five years in the capitol budget. Up until 2018 police vehicles and equipment were in the department's budget. This change is adding additional taxpayer dollars into police spending without forcing the police to make tough fiscal choices like every other department in the city.

Lastly this year $7 million is budgeted for Police Administration building remodeling. The police building is slated to be remodeled while much of our community has been left to fall apart due to chronic disinvestment.