As Protesters Demand to Defund The Police, Santa Rosa’s Draft Budget Shows An Increase In Funding For The Department (Aired: June 12, 2020)

Amid protests against police brutality and violence, nine police departments in Sonoma County have agreed to evaluate their use of force policies. But protesters are also demanding that local cities divert funding for police departments to housing, mental health, and other community services. KRCB’s Adia White reports.

You can read the NAACP’s letter to Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm at There you’ll also find links to some news and opinion articles about what defunding or abolishing the police would look like in practice.