(DAILY WIRE) – The Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to cut millions of dollars in funding from the Minneapolis Police Department's budget next year after failing to abolish the police department altogether earlier this year following the death of George Floyd.
The Minneapolis City Council voted to "shift nearly $8 million from next year's police budget to other city services as part of an effort to 'transform' public safety in the city," The Washington Post reported. "The controversial plan was approved unanimously as part of the city's 2021 budget."
Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey had reportedly threatened to veto the "irresponsible" bill but backed off his threat and praised the city council "for removing language that would have permanently shrunk the size of the force by about 130 officers in what he described as a 'defining moment for our city,'" The Post added. "Under the budget approved Thursday, the council would divert $7.7 million from law enforcement to fund alternatives to policing, including mental health crisis teams and additional staffers in the city's office of violence prevention."
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