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Minneapolis Rejects Police Department Overhaul Ballot Measure (2)

Nov. 3, 2021, 4:12 PM

More than a year after the killing of George Floyd prompted global protests, Minneapolis voters handily rejected a proposal to overhaul the city’s approach to policing.

The measure, which would have replaced the existing police department with a Department of Public Safety, was rejected by about 56% of voters.

The loss is a setback for activists and lawmakers who have spent the last year pushing to dismantle and rebuild the department, which is now being investigated by the Department of Justice. After receiving more than 20,000 petition signatures to qualify for the ballot, the measure faced multiple challenges in ...

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