A Seattle-area Republican pushing a new "Refund Police" initiative says suburban taxpayers have unfortunately been bearing the brunt of the far-left inner city's failed policies, as his $14.4 million push for the sheriff's office aims to offset measures tying police's hands when it comes to public safety.
King County Council Vice Chairman Reagan Dunn introduced the measure Monday to allocate a portion of the 2021 mid-biennial supplemental budget to addressing "a funding deficit" restricting abilities to maintain critical law enforcement services in unincorporated areas and cities.
"For a long time, the suburban taxpayers have been on the hook for Seattle's failed policies," Dunn told Fox News Digital. "If the city of Seattle, being a large one, won't take its responsibility to protect the public seriously, we have to step in. My ‘Refund the Police’ initiative, will build back a huge number of law enforcement personnel, as well as some specialized units."