Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined the South Florida Morning Show to talk about the movement to defund the police.
AG Moody told Jen and Bill that no police departments will be dismantled in Florida and no communities will have to police themselves adding such action would lead to unbridled crime.
AG Moody gave Jen and Bill details about the conversation she and other law enforcement officials had Monday with President Donald Trump during a round table at the White House.
“We talked a lot about data and making sure we had a full picture of what was going on around the nation so that we could steer the ship and the right direction,” Moody said. “We want to understand how we can cure any perception that there is not equal justice for all.”
Moody also said the she and President Trump dismissed the idea of defunding police agencies.
“We cannot have so called leaders coming out and saying they want to defund the police,” she said. “That is short sighted, and it is irresponsible.”
In particular, Moody criticized the democratic Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender’s comments.
Bender called for the dismantlement of her city’s police department and described the ability to call law enforcement in the event of a break-in as a “privilege.”
“That comes from a place of privilege, Bender told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in the reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.”
Moody, a Republican, shook her head at the comment.
“It’s scary that people like that have a vote in major American cities,” Moody said. “Victims of crimes need law enforcement that are willing to step in in the middle of the night.”
Moody and roughly a dozen other law enforcement officials joined President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday for a roundtable listening session on the state of policing in America.