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.
Should Question 2 pass, the mayor and city council would work together to develop the new department’s appropriate ordinances, policies, and staffing framework. Black voters have a chance to secure the resources their community needs rather than rely on the fragmented approach that the city has taken for the last 60 years.
Proponents of the proposed public safety charter argue that undoing a fifty-year-old charter amendment would correct the history of systemic racism and brutality from the city's police department.
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