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Police unions spend millions lobbying to retain their sway over big US cities and state governments – OpenSecrets


By Srijita Datta & Campaign Zero

Law enforcement cut off demonstrators marching in Louisville to protest against the Grand Jury decision to only indict one of the three Louisville Metro Police Officers who were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor with first degree wanton endangerment charges (Photo by Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

From OpenSecrets

Police unions and associations have collectively contributed over $121 million to state political candidates since the 1990s as well, an OpenSecrets analysis found. Congressional campaigns have also received over $1.2 million dollars from more than 50 such unions and law enforcement PACs since the 1994 election cycle – benefiting more than 65% of current Congress members.

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