President Biden said communities shouldn't have to "choose between safety and equal justice" when it comes to policing.
"Let's come together and protect our communities, restore trust, and hold law enforcement accountable," he said.
The President noted that the American Rescue Plan includes "$350 billion that cities, states, and counties can use to hire more police and invest in more proven strategy," like community violence interruption and other groups "breaking the cycle of violence and trauma, giving young people some hope."
He continued: "We should all agree the answer is not to defund the police. It's to fund the police."