Minneapolis council agrees on alternative public safety approach, but cuts to police undecided

5December 2020

Minneapolis council agrees on alternative public safety approach, but cuts to police undecided

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Minneapolis City Council members on Thursday overwhelmingly expressed support for broadening the city’s approach to public safety — but they still disagree on whether they should cut the police budget to do it. During a 2 ½ hour public meeting Thursday, most council members said they want to expand mental health services change the way the city responds to some nonviolent emergency calls. But they left without taking action, amid a debate over whether it was appropriate to use money allocated for police overtime to fund those new efforts. “For me, it’s not about whether we should or shouldn’t do…. See article below.

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Source: https://www.startribune.com/mpls-council-agrees-on-alternative-public-safety-approach-cuts-to-police-undecided/573278561/

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