Levin blocking police funding

September 20, 2022

California homicides and violent crime rose in 2021, but Mike Levin still won’t support increased police funding. 

Mike Levin’s Congressional Progressive Caucus is blocking legislation to increase funding for local police departments.

The funding would allow for “hiring more police officers, increasing salaries, investing in officer safety and training and body cameras, as well as mental health resources for officers.”

The CPC’s stance is that “it would provide a blank check to police departments,” and they believe “[t]he answer is not just putting more money in.”

NRCC Comment: “Californians have Mike Levin to thank for more crime and less funding for police to stop it.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair