Who's the Boss? Concerns over police budget reveal leadership vacuum

The police department budget is the second largest single department budget behind public schools, and $900,000 more than than last year, but City Councilors say they don't know what's in it

In recent coverage by the Daily Progress and Charlottesville Tomorrow about City Council's concern over the proposed Police Department's new budget [$18.9 million], one thing that isn't directly stated, but is implicitly clear, is that Charlottesville, like so many cities across the country, has long allowed its police department to function without any…

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