Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced their support for disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department.
“Our commitment is to do what’s necessary to keep every single member of our community safe and to tell the truth, that the Minneapolis police are not doing that.”
City Council President Lisa Bender. About a thousand community members gathered at Powderhorn Park Sunday for the announcement. The nine council members make up a veto-proof supermajority of the council–which currently has 12 members. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said on Saturday that he was in favor of significant changes, but did not support ending the police department. It’s not clear how the council plans to move forward with the plan.