Minneapolis City Council Advances Plan to Abolish Police Department

 

Council took first step toward putting change to city’s charter on November ballot

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The Minneapolis City Council on Friday took the first step toward abolishing its police department and replacing it with a department of community safety and violence prevention, the latest fallout from the killing of George Floyd by a city police officer last month.

The council on Friday unanimously approved sending to a public commission a proposed charter amendment that could ultimately end up on the November ballot.

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Source: WSJ

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