On Sunday, members of the Minneapolis City Council announced their intention to disband the Minneapolis Police Department.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, a Democrat, announced the stunning plan… and there appears to be a veto-proof majority of other City Council members on the same page.
“I just stood with a total of nine members of Minneapolis city council and we committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis … and to rebuild with a new model of public safety that actually keeps our communities safe,” Bender said.
“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end policing as we know it, and to re-create systems of public safety that actually keep us safe,” the Minneapolis City Council President added.
The ACLU of Minnesota confirmed the plan on Twitter, posting:
“Minneapolis City Council members have announced their intent to disband the Minneapolis Police Department and invest in community-led public safety.”
It is still very unclear what that would look like.