The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a proposal that would amend the city’s charter to allow the city police department to be dismantled.
The 12-0 vote is the latest push to hold law enforcement accountable after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed last month in an encounter with the city’s police. The proposal’s passage is the first step toward making the decision a ballot measure in the November general election.
The proposal would replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.” More
All they need now is voter approval this fall to figuratively fling themselves headlong into the abyss. More