The Minneapolis Town Council has unanimously licensed a $6.4 million build up to the police finances, in spite of a push by way of native activists to exchange the police with a brand new public protection division.
Minneapolis was once roiled by way of civil unrest in Might and June after an officer killed African American resident George Floyd all through an tried arrest. Rioters burned down the officer’s precinct and destroyed companies within the town, and Floyd’s demise sparked huge protests and riots all the way through U.S. towns, with demonstrators calling to “defund” police departments.
The Town Council voted on Friday to offer its police division with $6.4 million to rent and educate new recruits. The dep. says it all started 2020 with 817 officials however ended the 12 months with 638 officials to be had to paintings.