Minneapolis Police Overhaul Proposal Advances Toward Ballot (1)

May 14, 2021, 9:01 AM; Updated: May 14, 2021, 6:29 PM

Activists in the city where George Floyd was killed submitted enough valid signatures to let voters decide if they want to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a broader Department of Public Safety, city officials announced Friday.

The Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee, a coalition of social justice groups, collected 14,101 valid signatures on a ballot-issue petition, said Jon Martin, a city clerk election administrator. The minimum needed was 11,906.

Next, the city council must rule on the question’s constitutionality and set the precise ballot language, with the final form due no later than Aug. 20, according to City Clerk Casey ...

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