‘We Need Cops’: Republican Candidates For Governor Decry Defund The Police Movement After St. Paul Bar ShootingIn his 2022 budget address, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced his intent to launch an Office of Neighborhood Safety, but noted that does not mean the St. Paul Police Department will disappear.
More Than A Year After George Floyd's Death, New Push To Disband Minneapolis PoliceMore than a year after George Floyd’s death sparked a failed push to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department, activists and several City Council members are trying again
Wisconsin Bans Chokeholds, Assembly Votes To Block Defunding PoliceGov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed a bill into law banning police chokeholds, except in life or death situations, on the same day the Assembly sent him a measure that would penalize local governments that attempt to defund their police departments.
For Mpls. City Council Members, 'Defund The Police' Divisive At DFL ConventionAt the DFL endorsing convention this week, three council members who support defunding the police got the DFL endorsement. Three others did not.
'Truly Shameful': Ramsey County Sheriff Accuses County Manager Of Trying To Defund Law EnforcementRamsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher is accusing the county manager of working to “defund law enforcement,” saying he refused this week to support paying the department for increased personnel costs in response to possible civil unrest this year.
Amendment For New Public Safety Department In Minneapolis Heads To City CommissionThe push to transform policing in Minneapolis took another step Friday as the city council voted to send a charter amendment for a new public safety department to the city commission, a move required before the amendment is put to voters in November.