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NYC mayor vows to shift funding from NYPD to youth initiatives

As calls grow to defund police across the United States, New York City mayor pledges to move funds from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is making moves to change the city’s police department, after more than a week of protests.

The measures include shifting part of the NYPD budget to youth and social work, and better transparency for officer’s disciplinary files.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports.