Minneapolis cuts police budget

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minneapolis is cutting about eight-million dollars from its police budget in response to George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says the City Council passed a budget early today that moves about eight-million dollars from the police department to other services. The council, however, preserved its plan to hire more officers in the coming years. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey had said it was “irresponsible” to reduce the size of the police force before enacting alternatives, and was threatening to use his veto. The budget cut was part of a movement to defund the police following Floyd’s death while in police custody last May.

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