(FOX NEWS) -- Former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Monday that most police departments across America need more money, despite growing calls to "defund the police following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
Jarrett added that she agrees with a statement from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign that said Biden "does not believe that police should be defunded ... [but] supports that urgent need for reform -- including funding for public schools, summer programs and mental health and substance abuse treatment ... so that officers can focus on the job of policing."
"I think what he was saying, what I believe, is that every year the city council should sit down with the mayor and allocate resources depending upon the need," Jarrett told host Bill Hemmer. "In every democracy, we rely on law enforcement to keep us safe. They take an oath to swear to serve and protect us and that is important. We also have to make sure it's done in a fair and equitable way."
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