Voters in Minneapolis shot down an attempt to replace the city’s police department with a Department of Public Safety, setting back the police reform movement across the country.
Election results showed that 57% voted against and 43% in favor of City Question 2, with 92% of precincts reporting. Question 2 asked if an amendment to the city charter should “remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety that employs a comprehensive public health approach … which will not be subject to exclusive mayoral power.”
Officials such as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Gov. Tim Walz, and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, all Democrats, were opposed to the measure. (Read more from “Minneapolis Votes to Keep Police Department” HERE)
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