Minneapolis Moves Closer to Replacing Police Department

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to approve a resolution that would ask voters in November to disband the current police department in favor of a “public safety department.”

“The Department of Public Safety will change the current police-only model of public safety, to allow the City of Minneapolis a funded, accountable and comprehensive public health approach to public safety,” the resolution said.

“This will allow us to be both proactive and responsive to the community, adding a range of strategies, right-sized responses, experts, professional personnel, and licensed peace officers (also known as, police officers), when necessary.”

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