reimagining public safety

Voters have rejected a ballot question that would have reimagined public safety in Minneapolis replacing the city's police department, which has been at the center of racial justice protests following the murder of George Floyd last year.

The People's Response Act reimagines public safety through legislation that creates alternatives to policing in response to incidents involving mental health or substance use and addresses the punitive effects of the war on drugs.

Announcing a “new progressive direction” on handling arrests and prosecutions, Mosby said the city would no longer spend limited resources on “low-level crimes” including drug possession and prostitution.