Tyler Perry on Push to Defund the Police: ‘I Think We Need More Police’

Director and actor Tyler Perry told Anderson Cooper during a Wednesday interview that he disagrees with calls to defund the police and is not “for taking money from the police department” — adding, “I think we need more police.”

The movie mogul, who owns the largest movie studio in the United States, expressed that he believes his studio is in a neighborhood that would benefit from law enforcement, noting that all police should be properly trained.

“I think we need the police. I know that I need the police,” Perry added. “I have several that work for me here at the studio. We need them. But we need them reformed. We need them trained well, we need the right structure.”

Perry, who praised the mass
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