Minneapolis City Council aims to 'dismantle' police department

Nearly two weeks after George Floyd's death, the Minneapolis City Council passed a restraining order against the city's police department addressing police brutality.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2020, 12:02 AM

Updated 1,412 days ago

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After global outrage over the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis City Council is vowing to reform the city's police department.

Nearly two weeks after George Floyd's death, the Minneapolis City Council passed a restraining order against the city's police department addressing police brutality.

The City Council president tweeted, "We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety."

Among the items in the city's temporary order, the use of chokeholds by police is banned.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Congressional Black Caucus will introduce a new bill addressing police brutality next week.

Floyd's death and how police responded sparked nearly two weeks of massive protests around the world.
Demonstrators plan to march in the streets this weekend as Floyd's family prepares to lay their loved one to rest.

"Until the whole system is reformed, you are going to continue to see these mass protests," said Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. "Folks are willing to tough it out as long as it takes until justice is won."
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