The Minneapolis Charter Commission will listen to public testimony Monday evening on a proposal that is a more moderate alternative to the City Council's proposed legislation that would radically change the way in which police services are delivered there.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, the Minneapolis City Council approved language of a proposed charter amendment that seeks to remove the Minneapolis Police Department as a charter department and create in its place a department of community safety and violence prevention.
Following the death of George Floyd, many in Minneapolis have called for the total dismantling of the police department.
However, some elected leaders have pushed back on that, saying that police reform is possible without such sweeping changes.
Commissioner Alvaro Giraud-Isaacson said that he wants to give voters "an opportunity to vote yea or nay on maintaining or removing the minimum funding of the police force."