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Disbanding Agencies

Early Voting at Record Levels in Minneapolis Disband Police Election

One man said he wanted to see police reform but still wanted to keep the Minneapolis Police Department intact. “You put the people in power that went to school for this stuff and you let them do their job,” he said.

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Minneapolis City Council Members Want to "Dismantle" Police Department

Two Minneapolis City Council members have tweeted this week that they're looking to make serious changes to, or possibly eliminate, the Minneapolis Police Department after George Floyd's death last week.

After Chief's Job is Eliminated He Walks Home in His Undergarments

The chief of the Croynon (NH) Police Department—a one-officer agency—was told by the town's three-member board of selectmen that his job was being eliminated and the agency disbanded on Tuesday night.

California City Decides to Dissolve Police Department

The Rio Vista, CA, City Council voted late last week to dissolve its police department following the abrupt departure of the police chief, a commander, and a sergeant late last year that left the agency all but gutted.

New York Village to Dissolve Police Department to Avoid Raising Taxes

After debating the move since late last year and putting the matter to a vote, the Village of Deposit, NY, has decided to dissolve its police department.

Maine Town to Vote on Disbanding Police Department

The citizens in the town of Gouldsboro, ME, are facing a vote on whether or not to disband its police department and hand over law enforcement duties to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Maine Town to Vote on Disbanding Police Department

The small coastal town of Gouldsboro will vote in June on whether or not to disband its police department.

Pennsylvania City Disbands Department Months After Fatal OIS of Teen

Over the weekend, the East Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department disbanded, less than six months after the fatal officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

Missouri Town Disbands its Entire Police Force

The small town of Garden City (MO)—located about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City—disbanded its entire police force Wednesday, saying that the chief received word that he was instructed by the city council to lay off 100 percent of their police department effective immediately.

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MN Town's Leaders Vote to Disband Police, Then Reach Agreement to Keep Officers on Job

The dramatic turnaround in this story arc comes just two days after the city council voted 3-2 to disband the police department and contract with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Monday night's meeting ended with residents who had packed the council chambers booing, jeering and shouting down Mayor Ben Winnick, who cast the deciding vote.

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