Minneapolis City Council votes unanimously to abolish police department

Minneapolis City Council votes unanimously to abolish police department
Minneapolis riots, May 2020. Via Reuters, YouTube

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The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted on Friday to abolish the Police Department and replace the law enforcement agency with “a community-led public safety system.” For communities its size, Minneapolis has one of the highest crime rates in the nation.

The 13-member city council, comprised of [sic] 12 Democrats and one Green Party member, voted to begin a year-long process of engaging “with every willing community member in Minneapolis” to come up with a new public safety model, Reuters reported. The council also established a new workgroup to deliver recommendations by July 24 on how to transform the city’s public safety system.

On Sunday, a veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intention to defund and disband the city’s police department following the death of George Floyd and subsequent riots.

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