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Three Minneapolis City Council members introduced a proposal Thursday that would disband the city's police department and replace it with a new Department of Public Safety, while still keeping officers in the city. 

The plan -- proposed by Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder -- said the new setup would also include "additional divisions ... to provide for a comprehensive approach to public safety beyond law enforcement."

In December Fletcher and Cunningham denied their involvement with the "defund the police" movement just days after the council approved a budget that shifted approximately $8 million from the police department, Fox News reports.

There are reports that other city services such as the Office of Violence Prevention or 911, could roll into a Department of Public Safety.

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