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December 11, 2020

Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Passes Defunding Police by Nearly $8 Million, Mayor Signs

Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday morning, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to pass their 2021 budget that will see the police department defunded by $7.8 million. The budget was dubbed the “Safety for All” plan. This is part of the Council’s attempt to “reimagine” policing.

The Council initially set out to completely dismantle the police department, but backtracked on that agenda to be put before voters in November. Reportedly, Mayor Jacob Frey, who had previously been all in with the path to disbanding, said that the cuts the Council was proposing were “irresponsible and untenable.”

After the Council proposed a [...]

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