Lisa Bender, president of the Minneapolis council has promised to dismantle the town’s police.
“We dedicated to dismantling policing as we all know it within the metropolis of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our group a brand new mannequin of public security that really retains our group secure,” she instructed CNN.
The choice was endorsed by 9 council members out of 12.
They mentioned they’re dedicated “to finish policing as we all know it.”
“A extra full remaking of the division is prone to unfold in coming months”, Bender mentioned..The promise got here nearly two weeks after white policeman Derek Chauvin, now dismissed, asphyxiated African-American George Floyd.The police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for near 9 minutes, such that the unarmed blackman moaned “I can’t breathe’.