OKC City Council To Hear Public Testimony On Police Experiences During Budget Plans Discussion


Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 5:05 am
By: Storme Jones


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The non-profit Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma is urging people to call into Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council meeting to share their personal experiences with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The city council will consider a more than $225-million police budget, which they say is about a 2.5% cut due to low sales tax revenue caused by COVID-19.

The budget must be approved by next Tuesday.

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Tuesday's meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and people wanting to speak must be on a list prior to the meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Comments are limited to three minutes or less per person.

While the virtual meeting is going on, organizers are planning a march and rally calling for decreases to the OKCPD budget, increased mental health spending and an end to school resource officer programs among other things

The protest is set to gather at Bicentennial park at 10 a.m. before marching to city hall at 11.