Most of Minneapolis City Council pledges to 'begin the process of ending' police department
June 8, 2020
In their boldest statement since George Floyd's killing, nine Minneapolis City Council members told a crowd Sunday that they will "begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department."
"We recognize that we don't have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does," they said, reading off a prepared statement. "We're committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you."
Their words - delivered one day after Mayor Jacob Frey told a crowd of protesters he does not support the full abolishment of the MPD - set off what is likely to be a long, complicated debate about the future of the state's largest police force.