After a round of deep budget cuts and a reorganization, the Louisville Metro Police Department could be giving millions of dollars back to the city.
A proposed ordinance released Monday would transfer $2.66 million from the Louisville Metro Police Department and redistribute it to other city departments.
Louisville Metro Police Department is one of 16 departments to lose money in the transfer, including $2.67 million from emergency services.
The total loss from the 16 departments is listed as $7.6 million.
The mayor’s spokeswoman, Jean Porter, described the ordinance as a move to balance the city’s books for the 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
The proposed ordinance would transfer much of the money to a list of 7 departments including $1.4 million to Louisville Fire, $1.3 million to Parks and Recreation and $1.1 million to the Louisville Zoo.
Fraternal Order of Police President Nicolai Jelek said he wants the money to stay at the police department.
Council President David James said the proposed transfer would be discussed at the next budget committee meeting in two weeks.