Community members call on city leaders to defund police

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Council’s public hearing Tuesday was originally meant to focus on budget, however, hundreds of community members used it as an opportunity to raise concerns over police funding. 

The hearing was set to discuss a proposal to raise property taxes 32 percent.  

Instead, District 17 Councilman Colby Sledge tweeted about the hundreds of calls the council received calling to defund police. 

You can view a video of the hearing, along with these comments, by clicking here.  

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