AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - One of the safest towns in America has approved a budget that could cut funding to their police department.
The Amherst Town Board approved the new budget four to two, during a meeting Monday night.
Officers have expressed concern that the now-approved budget would limit the department's ability to buy new police cruisers. Earlier this month at a town hearing, the cuts drew little protest from town residents.
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