Minnesota Supreme Court Allows Proposal to Dismantle, Replace Police Department on Ballot

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From Epoch Times:
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that voters in Minneapolis will be able to have their say on the city’s police department on the local ballot. It overturned a lower court ruling that struck down a proposed ballot initiative asking voters to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety (DPS)—an amendment that came in the wake of the nationwide protests and riots after George Floyd’s death in May 2020. According to the proposed charter amendment, the DPS would employ a “comprehensive public health approach to the delivery of functions” of public safety and “could include licensed peace officers (police officers), if necessary, to fulfill its responsibilities.” The proposed department would be led by a city council-appointed commissioner and “could include” police officers “if necessary.” It would would consist of peace officers and would ensure public safety through “a holistic, public health-oriented approach,” according to …
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