Minneapolis city council vows to dismantle their police department. By dismantle, they mean get rid of it.
The stunning announcement was made Sunday, with nine out of thirteen members coming out in support of the idea, which gives them a majority that can’t be vetoed by Mayor Frey.
So, what does it mean exactly? Welp, the council members admit it won’t be an immediate change — but make no mistake, they say when the dust settles, Minneapolis will not have a traditional police department.
The alternative, according to them, is community-based safety … a term they’ve yet to fully explain.