City Commission candidate Nancy Metayer did not want to discuss her plans to “divert previously allocated funds from” the Coral Springs Police Department aka “Defund The Police.” REDBROWARD tried to interview Metayer, a far-left climate scientist, at early voting on Monday. Metayer produced a campaign video denying claims she called for defunding the police.

The Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) provided handouts to voters highlighting Metayer’s radical views on police reform as well as her support from outside progressive sources.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed nearly 90% of Metayer’s campaign contributions come from sources outside the City of Coral Springs. This includes contributions from Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders, progressive groups and left-wing politicians such as Broward Mayor Dale Holness, Tamarac Commissioner Mike Gelin and Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland.

In her video, Metayer claims to be the “public safety” candidate. Metayer told REDBROWARD she would not take funds from the police budget but instead from a capital improvements fund. Metayer refused to discuss the matter any further.

Last week, the Coral Springs FOP produced a video of Nancy Metayer speaking at a June 17, 2020 commission meeting.

Metayer said she wanted to “divert funds previously allocated to [Coral Springs Police Department].” She said the funds would be used to hire unarmed crisis workers.

Does that sound like “defund the police” to you?

Nancy Metayer mail piece from Coral Springs FOP
Nancy Metayer mail piece from Coral Springs FOP
Nancy Metayer

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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