Minneapolis City Council Votes To Spend $6.4 Million To ‘Recruit More Police’...Only Two Months After Defunding Police By $8 Million

Minneapolis City Council Votes To Spend $6.4 Million To ‘Recruit More Police’…Only Two Months After Defunding Police By $8 Million


The City of Minneapolis is set to spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers as some City Council members and activists work to replace the department.

“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.

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