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Minneapolis City Council proposes to replace police department
Minneapolis City Council proposes to replace police department

The Minneapolis City Council released on Friday a draft of the proposed changes to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.

The draft of the proposed changes shows a plan to replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention that would be responsible for “public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.”

According to the proposal, the Mayor nominates and the City Council appoints a director of the department of community safety and violence prevention, who shall have the power to appoint the director of the division of law enforcement services. The division of law enforcement services would still include “licensed police officers.”

The draft also proposes to eliminate the fire police and shall take effect May 1, 2021.