Los Angeles School Police Chief Todd Chamberlain resigned Wednesday after the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) voted the night before to cut his department’s budget by $25 million, or 35% of the total.
Last week, as Breitbart News reported, the LAUSD failed to reach a decision on defunding the school police, who protect the schools from gang violence and mass shootings, among other responsibilities.
But this week, on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Times reported, it voted for deep cuts to the force:
In response, CBS Los Angeles reported, Chamberlain resigned on Wednesday.
In a press briefing Wednesday evening, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declined to comment on Chamberlain’s resignation, except to note that they had worked well together, and that police would need to move to new methods of law enforcement.