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Most of Minneapolis City Council pledges to 'begin the process of ending' police department


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Community members gathered at "The Path Forward" meeting at Powderhorn Park, a meeting between Minneapolis City Council and community members.

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.


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