The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Minneapolis public safety ballot question that would disband the existing police department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety that may include law enforcement officers can be voted on and counted.
In a ruling late Thursday, the high court reversed a district court's decision to block the city from counting votes on the question. There was no memo immediately explaining the court's decision, KTSP reports.
Earlier Thursday, the state's high court said city and county officials didn't have to provide an insert for voters providing better context with the question.
Yes 4 Minneapolis — the campaign that's been spearheading the charter amendment to end the police department — spoke with KTSP following the decision. "We are so incredibly happy," Minister JaNae Bates, the communications director for Yes 4 Minneapolis, said about the decision allowing the question get voted on.