THAT WAS FAST: Minneapolis Council Approves $500K for ‘Outside Police’ After ‘Defunding’ Department
The Minneapolis City Council approved a measure this week that would allocate $500,000 for “outside police” after voting to defund the department in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd over Memorial Day Weekend.
“Minneapolis city council members voted Friday to narrowly approve nearly $500,000 in additional funds for the city’s police department to go toward the hiring of 20 to 40 officers from outside police forces,” reports Fox News.
“City council members voted 7 to 6 to approve the $496,800 in funding for Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) to bring in personnel from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department and Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit Police, despite a reported history of disagreements between police and city officials over whether doing so would be an appropriate use of the money,” adds Fox.
More than 70 people have been killed in Minneapolis so far this year.
Read the full report here.