Milwaukee Co. supervisor proposes defunding sheriff's office in next year's budget
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee County supervisor wants to take money away from the sheriff's office in next year's budget.
Ryan Clancy doesn't want to reduce the budget, he wants to move that money to other departments.
"People have overwhelmingly said they want the sheriff to be defunded and human services and infrastructure to be funded."
Clancy has proposed a series of budget amendments that would take $2.6 million of the money proposed for the sheriff and spread it around to departments like the parks, the zoo, youth and senior services and the Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs.
"We're not talking about getting rid of jobs, we're talking about getting rid of excessive, wasteful overtime for the sort of over-policing that the county has said we don't want and that is not appropriate," Clancy said.
If you'd like to weigh in, you're invited to a Milwaukee County budget hearing Friday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. That hearing will be held online.