In Minnesota, the Minneapolis City Council passed a budget today that redirects about $8 million from the police department. The funds will go toward violence prevention, mental health response and other services — but does not reduce the number of police officers and maintains new hiring targets, after Mayor Jacob Frey threatened to veto any staffing reductions. The budget is a far cry from the City Council’s pledge this summer to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department at the height of racial justice protests following the police killing of George Floyd.
Minneapolis City Council Redirects $8 Million from Police Dept. in New Budget
HeadlineDec 10, 2020