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    MinnPost file photo by Ibrahim HirsiFederation President Lt. Bob Kroll doesn’t get to choose the kind or number of officers he represents.Gov. Tim Walz, with all good intent, made promises of reform he couldn’t keep (because he doesn’t control the Legislature) to the communities that were directly affected by the wrongful death of George Floyd. U.S. Attorney General William Barr, in his continuing effort to establish himself as the worst attorney general of all time, has failed to reply to...
    In the Star Tribune, Joe Carlson and Christopher Snowbeck write: “Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is being urged to require residents of the state to wear masks when out in public, as COVID-19 cases hit record highs nationally and health officials worry infections may regain dangerous momentum here. … Walz’s potential step comes amid growing evidence for how masks can work in concert with other safety protocols health officials are pleading with people to adopt — if masks are worn properly...
    The Minneapolis Police Department refused to release summaries of complaints filed against former officer Derek Chauvin, saying that the information will be withheld without a court order. Chauvin, who faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter over the police custody death of George Floyd, was the subject of 17 complaints during his 19-year career with the MPD. Only one of those was closed with discipline. Summaries of the 16 complaints Chauvin faced that were closed without discipline “are considered private...
    Charles Stotts and Kacey White, the owners of a historic restaurant in Minneapolis that was burned down by rioters, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that they are “not even close” to rebuilding their business. “We did not own the building, we were tenants of the building so we dont have a say of what gets rebuilt there and if the landlord that rebuilds wants another restaurant in there or not, but that area is, I would say, years out from being rebuilt,” White, the owner of...
    The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday, 12-0, to approve an amendment that would eliminate requirements from the city’s charter for the city to have a police department. “Under the current charter language, the city council is required to fund a police force of a size proportionate to the city’s population. Changes being considered in the amendment would remove that requirement along with an entire section on the police department,” Fox 9 reported. “The proposal replaces that language with...
    Three Minneapolis City Council members who voted to dismantle the citys police department recently began using a private security detail for protection. The city has spent $63,000 over the last three weeks to provide security for Andrea Jenkins of Ward 8, Phillipe Cunningham of Ward 4, and Alondra Cano of Ward 9, FOX 9 reported on Friday. The security detail, which is being provided by two firms, Aegis and BelCom, cost $4,500 a day. The three city council members...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. It also comes amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota’s largest...
              MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it came amid...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. It came amid a spate of...
    MINNEAPOLIS council has voted unanimously to advance a proposal to replace its police force with a community safety department. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers, which has sparked protests across the world, and galvanized calls to defund the police. 12 A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in MinneapolisCredit: AP:Associated Press The City Council voted 12-0 to approve a proposal to...
    The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a draft amendment Friday to abolish the city’s police department, sending the proposal to the next stages of possible approval. The amendment calls for modifying the city charter to replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, according to a draft posted online. The draft indicates that this new department “will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach” and requires that its director “have...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it came amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota’s largest...
    (CNN)The Minneapolis City Council on Friday officially moved to dismantle its police force and replace it with a department of community safety and violence prevention in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. The unanimous vote approving a proposed charter amendment represents a first step in a complicated process that includes a review by a public commission before the measure could ultimately end up in the hands of voters at the November ballot. No singular action is going...
    Creative Commons/Flickr/Tony WebsterMoving forward. The AP’s Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti report (via the Star Tribune): “The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. … The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following mass public criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the citys voters would have the final say. And it came amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesotas...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it came amid a spate...
    Minneapolis City Council members voted unanimously to amend the citys charter Friday to remove the mandate for a police department-- the first step toward disbanding it in the wake of George Floyds death. The amendment proposes the city 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,” a draft of the amendment said. MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD THAT VOWED NOT TO CALL POLICE IN WAKE...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it came amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota’s largest...
    The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would amend the city charter and make serious changes to how policing is done in the city. A review of the the ordinance will be conducted by the citys Charter Commission after a 12-0 vote by city council members on Friday. Vote: 12-0, Minneapolis City Council approves ordinance to send to charter commission possible change to how policing is done in the city, tweeted KSTP reporter Eric Chaloux. Next...
    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 died in police custody on May 25. 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...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis City Council has taken another step in the process toward dismantling the city’s police department, following the death of George Floyd. An ordinance has been introduced to remove the requirement for a police department from the city charter. The charter amendment calls instead for “a department of community safety and violence prevention.” It also includes a provision for licensed law enforcement officers. The council seeks community input on how the system would respond to non-violent...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis City Council has advanced a plan to dismantle the city police department following George Floyd’s death. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the citys police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyds death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the citys voters would have the final say. And it comes amid a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd’s death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it comes amid a spate of recent shootings in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd’s death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it comes amid a spate of recent shootings in...