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Minneapolis council president confirms it: Police will be 'dismantled' ​and replaced with a 'transformative new model of public safety'

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Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender confirmed news Thursday night of the council's intentions to "dismantle" the city's police department in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and the resulting protests and riots that erupted across the country.

TheBlaze reported Thursday that several members on the council were seriously considering disbanding the police and putting a new form of public safety in its place. Now, given Bender's definitive statement on the matter, that action appears even more likely.

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