Minneapolis police reform movement fails on the ballot

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2021
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Minneapolis voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to overhaul the city's police department by replacing it with a new agency.

Why it matters: The result — in the city where George Floyd was murdered by a police officer a year and a half ago — is a significant blow to the police reform movement's momentum in Minneapolis and beyond.

State of play: Returns Tuesday night showed Question 2 failing by a double-digit margin, 56% to 43%

Details: The measure called for replacing MPD with a new Department of Public Safety that "employs...

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