Minneapolis Cuts Police Funding by $8 Million Amid Crime Surge

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a budget that would slash $8 million in funding from law enforcement.

The story: The 2021 budget plan that passed Thursday morning would shift $8 million from police departments to violence prevention and other services in what they called “Safety for All” amendments. Despite the cut, the police would keep staffing levels intact. The decision not to reduce the number of police officers come after Mayor Jacob Frey threatened to veto the entire budget if the council moves forward with their intention to cap police staffing.

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