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Austin City Council cuts police department budget by one-third, mainly through reorganizing some duties out from law enforcement oversight

Gov. Greg Abbott said Austin officials' vote “puts the brave men and women of the Austin Police Department and their families at greater risk" — and vowed that the Texas Department of Public Safety will "stand in the gap."

Police look on as demonstrators gathered outside Austin Police headquarters for another night of protest against police violence on June 4, 2020.

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