09:11
27 januari 2022

Why voters rejected plans to replace the Minneapolis Police Department – and what’s next for policing reform

Why voters rejected plans to replace the Minneapolis Police Department – and what’s next for policing reform

The killing of George Floyd and the ongoing debate about police reform pushed Minneapolis Police Department firmly into the spotlight, and prompted a recent vote on significant changes to policing in the city; Professor Michelle Phelps of the University of Minnesota explored the background to why voters rejected the proposed changes, and what that decision means in the wider context of police reform.
Voters in Minneapolis recently rejected a measure that would have transformed the city’s policing 18 months after the killing of George Floyd thrust the city into the forefront of the police reform debate.

By a 56% to 44% margin, voters said “no” to a charter amendment that would have replaced the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety focused on public health solutions.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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