What ‘Defund the police’ really means from those who use the phrase

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 15, 2020 6:13 AM CT | Published: June 12, 2020 7:12 PM CT

The call to "defund" police during three weeks of daily protests in Memphis has grown as action moves from marches to specific issues. The terms doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone, however.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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