“The council voted unanimously on Friday to approve the additional funding, which was requested by police. The department says it only has 638 officers available to work, roughly 200 fewer than usual,” the Associated Press reported.
In December, the city council voted to cut $8 million from the police budget, as previously reported by 100% FED Up.
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“This move came just months after the council pledged to abolish the police department altogether,” the article continued:
The plan for the shifting of police funding, called “Safety for All,” follows the city council’s stalled attempt to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this year.
Minneapolis experienced widespread protests against racism and police brutality — which often turned into violent riots — that were sparked after George Floyd’s death.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —