Tuesday, Minneapolis City Council members are expected to discuss a plan to bring in reinforcements to help Minneapolis police address a recent increase in violent crime.

City leaders will consider whether to bring in the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Metro Transit police to help, KTSP reports.

According to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, violent crime is up more than 20 percent citywide compared with this time last year, and up 40 percent compared with two years ago.

This comes as the police department is facing staff shortages from retirements, lateral transfers to other agencies, resignations, and disability leave. In addition the department is facing budget cuts in the name of "defunding."

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