Minneapolis Police Election: The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that voters can vote to abolish the police force in the upcoming election


The measure, if approved, would amend the city charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new public safety division.

The DPS would adopt a “comprehensive public health approach to the performance of” public safety functions, according to change, and “could include licensed peace officers (police officers), if necessary, to perform their duties.”

In essence, the measure would also remove the authority of the police chief and the mayor and be directed by a commissioner appointed by the city council.

The order overturned a ruling by Hennepin County Judge Jamie L. Anderson Tuesday that opposed the amendment to the statutes.

The complaint submitted to the Federal Court of Justice was urgent Minnesota Supreme Court as the early voting on the Minneapolis local elections – scheduled for November 2nd – begins on Friday.

In the order signed by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, it stated that the contestation of the electoral measure was “not of the high standard” set out in an earlier judgment.

As a result, it ruled that the district court’s decision requires local election officials “to instruct voters not to vote on the ballot issue and prohibit local election officials from counting, counting, or in any way taking into account the votes cast on the ballot paper.” Question is reversed. “

It added: “In order not to interfere with the orderly process of the vote, this order will be issued with an opinion at a later date.”

The electoral act – proposed by an advocacy group called Yes 4 Minneapolis and approved by the City Council on the 7th.

Floyd’s murder by a white police officer sparked national and global protests against police brutality, racism and social injustice.

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