. Minneapolis Could Become One of the First US Cities to Replace Its Police « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/The city where cops murdered George Floyd last year could become one of the first in the U.S. to replace its police department with an agency dedicated to helping, not punishing, its residents.

The proposed policy shift, to be decided by a ballot initiative in Minneapolis’ Nov. 2 election, would swap out the city’s police department with a Department of Public Safety that employs professionals trained to respond to mental health crises, instances of substance abuse, and issues surrounding homelessness.

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