Police groups say ‘defunding the police’ was not proposed in reform talks, counter to GOP senator’s claim – The Washington Post (Me: GOP lies to get out of hole it dug for itself)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police said in a joint statement Tuesday that they were “disappointed that Senate negotiators could not reach agreement on police reform legislation” and remain “committed to enacting carefully balanced and thoughtful legislation” on the topic.

“Despite some media reports, at no point did any legislative draft propose ‘defunding the police,’” the groups said in their statement. “In fact, the legislation specifically provided additional funding to assist law enforcement agencies in training, agency accreditation, and data collection initiatives.

Source: Police groups say ‘defunding the police’ was not proposed in reform talks, counter to GOP senator’s claim – The Washington Post