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What would happen if we defunded the police? Police Commission Chair speaks out

June 9, 2020

While Alberta is set to modernize its Police Act, many around the country are saying that all law enforcement should be publicly defunded.

Lethbridge Police Commission Chair Simon Griffiths says that the public's reaction stems from protests in the United States. Griffiths adds that defunding the Police in Lethbridge would be a terrible move.

"I think it would be detrimental to public if you're talking about Lethbridge specifically. It would be detrimental to public safety and protection. Our police service has certainly got a really good record of dealing with the public," he says.