Minneapolis Councilmembers To Introduce Charter Amendment Proposing New Department Of Public SafetyThree Minneapolis City Council members plan to introduce Friday language for a city charter amendment that would give voters the chance to decide in November if they want to establish a new Department of Public Safety, which would retain traditional police officers but offer more accountability and an expanded approach to safety in the city.
Early 2021 Minneapolis Crime Stats Show 250% Increase In Gunshot VictimsIt's still early in the year, but statistics show that crime is trending up in the city of Minneapolis.
'I Love The City': Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey To Run For Re-ElectionMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Thursday that he plans to run for a second term in this year's city elections.
George Floyd Square: Minneapolis Mayor, City Council President Spar Over Site's FutureMinneapolis city leaders are at odds over how to reopen streets around the George Floyd memorial site.
Minneapolis City Council Members Pushing To Put Rent Control On 2021 BallotThe City Council would need to act by the end of February in order to allow the Minneapolis Charter Commission 150 days to consider the amendment.
'We Look At Our Protest As Art': Future Of George Floyd Square Becoming ClearerA vision of what is to come for George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is taking shape.
Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano Will Not Seek Re-Election Next YearMinneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano announced on Saturday that she will not seek re-election in 2021.
Minneapolis Approves Cuts To Police Budget, Not Staffing: 'We Cannot Afford To Remain Stuck In The Past'The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact, averting a possible veto.
300+ Residents Sign Up To Speak At City Council Meeting On Shrinking MPDSome were pleading for City Council members to deliver the reforms they promised after George Floyd's death and others warned it would be irresponsible to cut officers amid soaring crime rates.
Minneapolis Eyes Deep Police Cuts After George Floyd's DeathThe plan, which supporters call “Safety for All,” is the latest version of the “defund the police” movement that Minneapolis and other cities have considered since Floyd’s May 25 death.
Minneapolis City Council Committee OKs Plan Redirecting Policing Funds To Public Safety OptionsThe $8 million initiatives is funding by cutting overtime pay for police officers and reducing the number of sworn officers to around 750.