The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact, averting…
By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May prompted calls to change the policing structure there. On Wednesday night, the city’s charter commission will decide whether to ask voters to begin the process of abolishing the police force --…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The anticipated departures will take months to process and come amid a spike in violent crime and as city leaders continue to push a proposal to dismantle the police department.
By Amy Forliti, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, city crews in Seattle tried to clear away protesters’ so-called “occupied zone” but were blocked when demonstrators chanted their resistance and lay down in front of heavy equipment. Police stood by but did not intervene.
By Associated Press
At least seven Minneapolis polices have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning, citing a lack of support from department and city leaders as protests over George Floyd’s death escalated.
In the weeks since George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, city and state officials have joined activists in calling for a wholesale reimagining of law enforcement’s role in society, in particular the way policing is carried…
By Associated Press
It's an aggressive stance that comes just as the state has launched a civil rights investigation after George Floyd’s death.
By Bernard Condon, Todd Richmond, Associated Press
Minneapolis was among several cities that had policies on the books requiring police officers to intervene to stop colleagues from using unreasonable force, but that didn't save George Floyd.
By Tim Sullivan, Matt Sedensky, Associated Press
Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.
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