After protests, many cities aimed to cut police funding. Austin actually did.

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The killing of George Floyd last summer reignited a long-running debate about policing across the nation. In Austin, community and city council members have demanded a transformation in policing and public safety. Read more: https://wapo.st/3fp9IXS. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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