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Minneapolis police face historically low staffing shortages — down 35% since George Floyd's death

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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The Minneapolis Police Department is experiencing historically low staffing shortages, with ranks down approximately 35% since the death of George Floyd in 2020. According to a June report from the Department of Justice, the MPD had 892 sworn officers in 2018, but that number has since dropped to just 585. An officer told the DOJ that the police department's morale "is at an all-time low." "Since 2020, hundreds of officers have left MPD, up and down the ranks, young and old, patrol officers and supervisors," the report stated. The DOJ...

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