Minneapolis Charter Commission advances new proposal to eliminate police staffing requirement
July 21, 2020
The Minneapolis Charter Commission on Monday advanced its own proposal for changing the city's Police Department: eliminating the minimum staffing requirement, but otherwise leaving the charter intact.
The move sets the stage for competing ballot questions in November, as the city debates how to remake policing in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death.
The city charter, which serves as its constitution, currently says the city must maintain a police department and the council must "fund a police force of at least 0.0017 employees per resident."