Minneapolis City Council members intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department

Minneapolis (CNN)Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced they intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department following theĀ police killing of George Floyd.

“We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe,” Council President Lisa Bender told CNN.
With nine votes the city council would have a veto-proof supermajority of the council’s 13 members, Bender said.