Minneapolis Voters Reject Defunding the Police
(Reuters) — 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.
(Reporting by Brad Brooks and Eric Beech. Editing by Peter Cooney and Tim Ahmann.)
Published at Wed, 03 Nov 2021 02:16:41 +0000