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The Abrams campaign spent more than $ 450,000 on private security, despite the ties of a radical "police defense" group.

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FIRST ON FOX:Georgia Democratic Governor Stacey Abrams has dozens of through his campaign since he began his second bid with the Governor in December 2021. I'm paying $ 10,000 to private security. A Foundation board member who wants to abolish police and personally support anti-police initiatives.

Between December 2021 and April 2022, the Abrams campaign donated more than $ 450,000 to Atlanta-based private security company Executive Protection Agencies (EPA Security). .. According to the company's website, the group provides clients with executive protection with a "sharp eye to fully understand the venue through threat assessment."  

Stacey Abrams' gubernatorial campaign has paid out over $450K to a private security firm since she announced her second bid for governor in December 2021.

Stacey Abrams Governor's Campaign Completed Since she announced her second bid to the governor in December 2021, she has donated more than $ 450,000 to a private security company. Nine payments from the Abrams campaign to EPA Security ranged from $ 39,335 to $ 56,760.

This is not the first time Abrams has paid for private security. Fair Fight PAC, part of the network launched by Abrams, said it spent more than $ 1.2 million on security services last year at the same company as the Abrams campaign. Filing. 

Stacey Abrams Group paid more than $ 1.2 million to a private security company last year

Abrams Axios recently claimed to help increase police funding and officer payments as her role at the Seattle-based Margaret Casey Foundation became politically responsible. More than 

 Peach's 100 sheriffs said Abrams had a relationship with her Foundation and a "crime" following her governor. He blamed the "weak policy". Kemp called on her to resign from her board of directors. Attention follows numerous FoxNewsDigital reports on her involvement in the group.

The Margaret Casey Foundation has repeatedly expressed support for police financing and abolition. FoxNews Digital previously reported 

They also awarded  Defending the views of anti-capitalist and prison abolitionists Millions of professors and scholars 

"I didn't do that, I didn't say it, I didn't support police funding," Abrams told Axios. .. board member. 

However, shortly after Abrams joined the board in early May 2021, she supported an expanded anti-police initiative from the Foundation. FoxNews Digital also reported

Stacey Abrams is a board member of a radical Seattle-based foundation that wants to abolish police and prisons.

Stacey Abrams is a board member of the Seattle-based radical foundation. She wants to abolish police and prisons. (Elijah Nouvelage / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Boards, including Abrams, unanimously unanimously respond to the uprising in late May 2021 Approved by. Financial support for left-wing groups working on law enforcement issues. This initiative has also established a coalition with other grant groups that provide assistance in defending police groups.

The Margaret Casey Foundation in 2020 sent a grant to the Left Group to the Black Lives, Black Organizing Project. , Louisville CommunityBail Fund.

More than 100 Sheriffs of Georgia blame Stacey Abrams beyond the relationship of the "Defund the Police" Foundation 

While Abrams was also trying to redefine it, which previously signaled police funding support. 

During George Floyd's anxiety in 2020, she repeatedly the "refund" aspect of the movement, "reform and transformation" I tried to rebrand it as a supporter. Instead of abolishing the police, law enforcement agencies

"We see the role of law enforcement agencies, the structure of public security, and the work they need to do to protect us. Not only do we need to change the way we invest, but the work we have to do to protect and build our communities, "Abrams said in June 2020. ..

Stacey Abrams speaks onstage during the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Dec. 9, 2021, in New York City.

Stacey Abrams of Robert F in 2021 I will give a lecture on the stage. Kennedy Human Rights Hope Ripples Award Gala held in New York City on December 9, 2021. (Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)

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"Yes, because we have to redistribute resources," she said in another interview in the same month when asked if police budgets should be reduced. Said. "If resources are very tight and there are moments when you have to choose between killing or serving blacks, absolutely: our choice must be service."

Shortly thereafter, she advocated a "dollar redistribute" from the police budget, saying, "We are not just investing in public safety, but building safer citizens through education, health care and food. We do not consider security through affordable housing, and these things to be in conflict, but an overall vision of what America should be, law enforcement agencies, and society in the 21st century. Must be part of it. "

The Abrams campaign did not respond to Fox News Digital media inquiries.

Jessica Chasmer and Houston Keane contributed to the report. 

Joe Schoffstall is a Fox News reporter