NEW YORK, June 12. /TASS/. the Budget of the police of the American city of Boston (Massachusetts) cut by $3 million this year and could be reduced by $12 million in 2021 fiscal year (starting October 1, 2021). This was informed in Friday, the mayor of Boston Marty Walsh.

“today I would like to talk about racism and equality. We know about inequality in our country firsthand and every day try to destroy him in Boston. We will support the initiative through the initial transfer of $3 million intended to pay for the overtime services of the police of Boston, on the solution of health problems of the population engendered by racism,” said in his Twitter the mayor.

He also proposed to reduce the budget of the law enforcement of Boston in the next fiscal year “by 20% or $12 million.” Walsh believes that these funds would be better spent on health and welfare of the residents of the city.

Calls to cut funding to the police are often heard during the protests held in the United States in connection with the death in Minneapolis (Minnesota) 46-year-old African American George Floyd. Police used during his arrest on may 25, hard choke. Shortly thereafter, the African American died at the hospital. A day later, all four involved in the arrest of police officers were dismissed, they charged.

Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday introduced a bill aimed at conducting a large-scale police reform in response to mass protests in the country.

the Initiative, in particular, forbids the guards to apply chokes, creates a national database for tracking illegal actions by the police, and also prohibits in some cases to issue a warrant allowing police to break into the house without warning. Under the proposed reform increases the responsibility of the custody order, including acts of violence and arbitrariness against the suspect.