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Minneapolis Voters Reject Scrapping Police Department After George Floyd's Murder

Minneapolis Voters Reject Scrapping Police Department After George Floyd's Murder
A Minneapolis police officer directs traffic. (Dreamstime)

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 10:09 PM EDT

Voters in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered by police in May 2020, on Tuesday rejected a ballot question that would have dissolved the police department in favor of a new Department of Public Safety, the Washington Post projected.

Those who campaigned to keep the police department intact said it was too risky to go for a wholesale change in policing in the city, which is facing a crime wave. They also worried a national backlash from Republicans would be ignited if Minneapolis embarked on the change.

Daily Kos election data had the measure being defeated by 56.5% to 43.5%.

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Voters in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered by police in May 2020, on Tuesday rejected a ballot question that would have dissolved the police department in favor of a new Department of Public Safety, the Washington Post projected.Those who campaigned to keep the...
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Tuesday, 02 November 2021 10:09 PM
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