Minneapolis officials are considering raising the police chief's salary as they search for someone to lead a department that has struggled to keep personnel since the in-custody death George Floyd and the subsequent riots.

Under the proposal, the city's next police chief would earn between $253,000 and $300,000 — up significantly from the roughly $204,000 former Chief Medaria Arradondo was listed as receiving last year, the Star-Tribune reports.

Mayor Jacob Frey said he believes the raise will be crucial for attracting high-caliber candidates at a time when many cities across the country are searching for police chiefs.

Some council members, though, questioned whether that money could be better spent on other public safety services or efforts to improve accountability for the Police Department.

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