LAUSD Police Chief Quits
The chief of police for the Los Angeles Unified School District resigned on Wednesday, one day after the Board voted to slash the police budget by $25 million or 35%.
Todd Chamberlain is a 33-year law enforcement veteran who was named to the post just seven months ago. His resignation took effect Wednesday.
Chamberlain’s departure underscores the tensions between law enforcement and criminal justice reform advocates, which have spilled over into schools. In addition to slashing the police budget, the school board called for officers to give up their uniforms and patrol off campus. The move will lead to 65 officer layoffs.
Read more about Chamberlain’s exit here.